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Gebrochene Versprechen für Syriens Kinder

LONDON – Wenn Sie jemals den Glauben an die Macht der Hoffnung verlieren sollten, ganz zu schweigen davon, dass man nie aufgeben darf, denken Sie an die Geschichte von Mohammed Kosha. Der 16-jährige syrische Flüchtling, der im Libanon lebt, hat Hindernisse überwunden, um sich in seiner Ausbildung hervorzutun, die sich die meisten von uns noch nicht einmal vorstellen können. Staats- und Regierungschefs der Welt sollten dies zur Kenntnis nehmen.

Vor vier Jahren floh Mohammed mit seiner Familie vor der unbarmherzigen Bombardierung seiner Heimatstadt Darayya, einem Vorort von Damaskus, durch die syrischen Truppen. Er hatte Zuhause bereits ein Jahr Grundschule verloren, weil es einfach zu gefährlich war, zur Schule zu gehen. Dann verbrachte er ein weiteres Jahr, ohne ein Klassenzimmer von innen zu sehen, als seine Familie im Libanon ankam, wo sie jetzt lebt.

Mohammeds Leben veränderte sich, als die libanesische Regierung die öffentlichen Schulen des Landes für die Flüchtlinge öffnete. Die Klassen waren nicht nur überfüllt, sondern der Unterricht wurde auch in Englisch abgehalten, was bedeutete, dass die Schüler eine neue Sprache lernen mussten. Aber Mohammed ergriff diese Gelegenheit zu lernen und stürzte sich in seine Hausaufgaben. Im vergangenen Monat hat er, allen Widerständen zum Trotz, den Brevet, den libanesischen Sekundarschulabschluss, mit der zweitbesten Note abgeschlossen. Und er ist noch lange nicht fertig.

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