“It’s never too late,” says Bilal (14 years old), talking about his return to school after a three-year break to work with his father in the carpentry workshop, helping to meet the needs of his family of 11. Education remained a dream that accompanied Bilal, as he puts it. Upon hearing about the educational courses conducted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent at the social care center in Rastan, Homs countryside, he enrolled and studied mathematics, Arabic, and English.
“I felt happy because I became proficient in reading and writing, and I have the desire today to continue to the end and study medicine”, says Bilal, who succeeded in the educational assessment exam, encouraging him to return to school and join the sixth grade of basic education.
The enrichment courses conducted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent aim to compensate for the educational loss of children who dropped out due to displacement or difficult living conditions, supported by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees #UNHCR