“I was very shy but now I feel proud”

Three years ago, Abeer and her family fled their home. But she has flourished academically and socially since going to a school supported by Islamic Relief.

“I live with my parents and younger sister,” she says. “My mother takes me to school and my classmates take me to the classroom. I love them so much and I wish I could walk so I can play with them every day.

“At the beginning, I felt very shy because of my wheelchair. But my mother encouraged me so much and my classmates have inspired me, so I feel there is no difference between us now.

“I appreciate my teacher’s care and help. I really do my best to learn and gain high marks. I got the top marks in my class last year, I am very proud of myself.

“I hope to be a pharmacist in the future to provide medication for all sick children. I hope that the war in Syria ends very soon and children’s suffering ends as well.”

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