“I was forced to leave Syria 2 years ago after my hometown of Raqqa was invaded by ISIS who forbade me from teaching English and do what I love most in the world which is teach.”

“What advice would you give the kids at Al Salam that were displaced like you?”

“Don’t ever forget about your hometowns that you were forced to leave! No one will rebuild Syria but Syrians. This transition at Al Salam is your preparation to become the builders, the agents of positive change and transformation of the Syria of tomorrow.”