When They Grow Up

Since the beginning of the nearly 5 year conflict, Syrian children have been the forgotten victims of the horrific war. They have been in and out of school, been forced to flee their homes, and are at risk of becoming a "lost generation." But they don't let this stop them from continuing to hope for a brighter future.


Syrian Children Refugees

Alia*, 9

"I'm so happy to come back to my studies. I love Arabic lessons the most. In the future I wish to be a teacher. I also wish that no more people in Syria are hurt and that we can live in peace." Photo: Khalil Ashawi/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Farah*, 10

"My school was bombed two years ago. Since then I haven't been to school. I am looking forward to going to school in Germany. Eventually I want to study medicine so then I can help children back in Syria." Photo: Hedinn Halldorsson/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Basil*, 13

"I'm happy to be going to school. I've missed out on school so I'm behind. I've always wanted to become an archaeologist. When we left Syria, I had the biggest suitcase… it was all my stuff on archaeology." Photo: Hedinn Halldorsson/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Dalida*, 10

"I will always study very hard because I want to go to medical school to become a doctor and I will work in a hospital that treats people for free. I will become a doctor and I will help my family to rebuild our home, and will help all the other families to come back to their homes." Photo: Ahmad Baroudi/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Rula*, 7

"I am ready to study German and I can't wait for the future... When I grow up, I want to help other children from anywhere in the world." Photo: Simine Alam/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Huda*, 8

"I want to be a singer when I grow up. I know all the songs they taught us in school and even the songs from the radio, and I always sing at home and here in the class with my friends. I will be a famous pop star and people will watch me singing on TV." Photo: Ahmad Baroudi/Save the Children

Syrian Children Refugees

Yahya*, 11

"When I grow up I want to get married and work as an engineer. I miss my home, and school, and my neighbors from Syria. All I want for my future is a normal life." Photo: Ahmad Baroudi/Save the Children

*Names have been changed for protection

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