A Syrian Girl Returns to School …

“Wonderful, delightful…so good,” 7 year old Sidra describes what it’s like to be in school in Turkey.

Her family fled the war in Syria. Living in Turkey, the family was unaware how to access basic services like education and healthcare. IOM helped Sidra’s family register for legal documents in Turkey, opening up access to school for Sidra. This project is funded by U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.


Video by Nadine Al Lahhan

Nadine Al Lahhan participated into the video workshop program 2014/2015 in Istanbul supported by the Goethe-Institut which we are conducting this year in Malta for third country nationals and local communities in Malta with the support of the Allianz Kultustiftung for Europe and the Vodafone Malta Foundation. Nadine was born in Syria, studied film making in Kuala Lumpur and participated into the workshop Searching Traces in Istanbul. Since 2014 she is living in exile in Turkey. Today she is working for the Internaional Organization for Migration (IOM) in Gaziantap – Southern Turkey – producing short videos promoting the program of IOM. In 2015 she produced with Adil Qa This is Why… a short fiction movie about the Shabia in Syria.

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

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