Ove je godine Sveučilište Nottingham Trent u Ujedinjenom Kraljevstvu Bogatije za dvoje studenata. Ova vijest ne bi bila nimalo neobična da to nisu majka i sin, izbjeglice iz Sirije. Naime, oni su ove akademske godine upisali čak isti studij – biomedicinske znanosti.

Njihov put nije bio posut ružama – zajedno sa obitelji živjeli su u gradu Idlib koji je razoren ratom. Pobjegli su 2015. godine, nakon što je bomba pogodila i uništila zgradu pored njihove.

U to vrijeme nisu se služili engleskim jezikom, ali su zahvaljujući lekcijama engleskog naučili baratati njime.

Majka i sin imat će ispunjene naredne četiri godine života – ova je priča zaista inspirativna!

Priču donosi Clarisse Portevin. Cijeli članak možete pročitati ovdje.

A mother and her son, who fled the Syrian civil war in 2015, have both started degrees on the very same course, at the very same university! Manal Rawaeh, 47, and Bilal Batous, 18, are studying biomedical science at Nottingham Trent University, in the United Kingdom.

Before spending their days in the labs and lecture halls of Nottingham Trent, Manal and Bilal have had a difficult journey to get there. Their family used to live in Idlib, a city now devastated by fighting. They fled in 2015 when a bomb destroyed the apartment block next to theirs.

None of them could speak English at that point but they all took lessons. Within a few years, Bilal had a degree in science, along with very good grades in Arabic and sociology. And his mother, who worked in a hospital in Syria, was advised to get a degree from a British university in order to work in the UK.

Either way, Manal and Bilal are excited for the next four years! A story that shows us the importance of education and gives us hope for people who have to flee their country.

Story by Clarisse Portevin, you can read the original article here.

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