“Like the clouds, resist the winds to shade the ones you love “, a motto that Salma’s carried in her heart to guide and motivate her to peruse her education. However, her surrounding society has a different aspect through her desire, especially of the idea in educating girls, where it believes that the perfect place for them to be in is the house and not on school benches. That is why for a long time, she had to leave her school. Salma’s story began after she had returned to her home in Al-Marjeh neighborhood in #Aleppo city, which she had to depart from due to the certain circumstances that the country had been going through for more than 10 years, and she was able to pass her high school exams and get into university.
Uncertainty fades away when you have the power of will.
After years of her withdrawal of education, Salma started attending awareness sessions bout empowering women in AL- Marjeh community center for the #SyrianArabRedCrescent, this made the 19-year-old Salma follow her dreams and continue her education. Therefore, she went to the Centre’s case manager to ask her for help and describe how lost she is.
“If any girl in our society wants to go forward in her life, she must have a desire that is though like a stone” this is what Salma said describing the obstacles that await her in the decision of coming back to study.
A Bright future is waving on the horizon.
The volunteers of the center were a great source of support through Salma’s education, due to the assist that the case manager provided, in addition to the services that the women empowerment program offers, she managed to organize her priorities and overcome all the challenges that she faced. In order to succeed, she will have to pass all her high school exams with a score that will qualify her to enter the university of education that she always dreamed of.
“Of course, It was not easy to accomplish it, but with the support that I have received here, many things have become better. And now, I can see that there is a brighter future ahead of me” said Salma expressing her wellness to aid all those girls that are facing troubles in presiding their studies because of all the social challenges, in addition to providing advice and gaudiness that will make them overcome all the obstacles that come through their way.