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希望的学校

伦敦—今天,6月20日,是世界难民日,我们尊重被迫逃离家园的人的力量和勇气的日子。今天,我想起一位我上个月在访问土耳其Istoc小学时遇到的叙利亚难民,他的名字叫穆罕默德。

在一间为了收容大量本地人口而拥挤不堪的吵闹的学校中,我看到穆罕默德坐在教室后排,试图完成美术作业。这堂课是画出来自博物馆的艺术品,并热烈讨论关于保护文化和遗产的重要性。

穆罕默德停下来,解释他的同学们如何帮助他学习他们的语言,以及他如何在逃离饱受战争摧残的祖国、定居伊斯坦布尔后赶上学习进度的。但他的梦想是有机会回到家乡,并且他决心从现在开始努力学习,掌握在那里建设新未来所需要的知识和技能。

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