Picture this: a young girl with an eagerness to learn and a mother who dedicates herself to making this happen, despite her own lack of education. The setting is Tripoli, North Lebanon, where Noha and her family are residing after fleeing Syria.
Noha is in Level 1 of the Early Childhood Education programme. Noha’s mother has made it her mission to ensure her daughter can learn, no matter the circumstances. Perhaps because she never had the opportunity to go to school herself. She supports her daughter in her lessons, but also self-studies to catch up on the knowledge she misses.
“All I want to see is her growing up knowing that she has a bright future ahead of her. I just want her to be happy and I would do anything to make sure that happens.” - Noha’s mother
When her mother found French challenging because she does not speak it herself, she started studying it through Noha’s materials. Gradually she turned the girl’s bedroom into a classroom, where she and Noha study and review lessons together. When her father comes home in the evening, Noha is eagerly waiting for him. She loves to share with him what she has learned that day.
“Noha is one of the brightest students we’ve had. She is always looking forward to learning new things and wants to participate in as many lessons as she can!” - Noha’s facilitator
Noha’s dream is to become a pediatrician so that she can help children to remain healthy.