Ahmed, 10 years old, from Al-Hasakah, Syria

Ahmed proudly shows us his school notebook with lines of As, Bs, and Cs. He is learning to write the Latin alphabet and can now spell his name. The children of the camp are starting school this week. 

Ahmed left Syria when he was 5 years old and since then, hasn’t lived a stable life enabling him to start school. Ahmed admits he is nervous about going to school, but he wants to go, so that he can be ‘cool’.

When reminiscing on life before the refugee camp, he says, “the thing I miss the most about Syria is my bike.”

Photo: Shayanne Gal / Story: Voices of Refugees

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