The Syrian researcher determined to invest in the future of a displaced generation

Millions of Syrian children are being educated in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. In 2014 Hiba Salem left her Damascus home to gain the qualifications needed to contribute to a generation facing formidable challenges within these host communities.

Hiba Salem in Cambridge (Nick Saffell)
Hiba Salem introduces her diary project to Syrian teenagers
Diaries devised by Hiba Salem to capture thoughts and opinions
Text from a diary: My motto in life is to be free, proud, with my head held high forever.
Envelopes containing students’ wishes — which include learning to swim, becoming a pharmacist and getting rid of worry



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