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ЛОНДОН – Сегодня, 20 июня, Всемирный день беженцев – мы отмечаем мужество и храбрость тех, кому пришлось покинуть свою родину. Сегодня я буду думать о Мохаммеде, сирийском беженце, которого я встретила в мае во время визита в Источскую начальную школу в турецком Стамбуле.

В этой шумной школе, с трудом вмещающей уже и так большое количество местных детей, я наблюдала за Мохаммедом. Он  сидел в последних рядах класса, заканчивая  свой рисунок. В классе рисовали артефакты из музеев, живо обсуждая важность сохранения культурного наследия.

Мохаммед как раз закончил рассказ о том, как его одноклассники помогли ему выучить их язык, как он навёрстывает уроки, пропущенные после бегства семьи из разрушенной войной страны в Стамбул. Однако его мечта – вернуться когда-нибудь домой. Он намерен хорошо учиться, чтобы получить знания и навыки, необходимые для строительства нового будущего на родине.

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