Rehabilitating homes, rebuilding livesJune 17, 2018
Quarterly highlights – Q2 2018July 1, 2018
“Our daughter Sanaa is ten years old. We are from Aleppo, but had to escape with our other daughter to a safer place in Syria. There were many explosions in our area and Sanaa witnessed one from so close that she lost hearing and had to go through surgery.
Where we have been displaced, we put our girls to a public school, but Sanaa suffered a lot from neglect and bullying because of her disability. She and her sister had worse and worse grades and would not pass classes anymore. The profoundly disliked attending school and it had a huge impact on their overall well being and self-confidence. Since we lost our jobs and had no stable income, moving them to a private school was unfortunately not an option for us.
Thankfully, we met the local church and learnt about the new project of remedial education in Syria. We were able to enroll both our girls in the project and they can now benefit from many languages and sciences classes in a caring environment.
The change was particularly remarkable in Sanaa’s life: she was very excited, hardworking, and started having excellent results and good grades. The professors tell us she is participating a lot in class and looks very comfortable and confident.
Seeing her smiling again and excited to go to the education center gave us enormous hope and healed our grieving hearts. Our 10 year old can now be a child again and has prospects of a better future!
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