“I left Syria 6 months ago because students of my age were being recruited in the army. I didn’t want to be involved in the violence committed in Syria so I decided to leave.”

“What is your favourite thing about Al Salam school?”

“I would say that everyone is equal at the school whether they are students, teachers or admins. Everyone is treated with equal respect. That is quite different from what I experienced in Syria where the distance between individuals with different status was high. You could say that Al Salam is preparing all of us for the Syria of tomorrow that we all dream of.”