Streaming Media



Download Full Text (1.5 MB)

Document Type

Short Story


Iam going to tell you about a story that was a turning point in my life. This story happened in 2016, when I started my work as a social worker with the Syrian refugees in Jordan. It was my job to provide psychological and social support to Syrian refugees, and I worked with the children who had not completed their education. Among these children was an eleven-year-old boy named Ahmed, who was smart and loved education very much. But Ahmed was shy, he had no self-confidence due to an injury to his foot that he got because of the war. He couldn’t walk on his leg. I worked with Ahmed for two hours every day to provide him with psychological support and help increase his self-confidence. I succeeded in doing so, as Ahmed became more sociable and made friends. I had also set a goal to make this child successful in his studies. I started to contact schools to register Ahmed as a student. I successfully enrolled him in a school near his home. He was an excellent student, and his average grade was 92%.

I was happy that this child was going to be successful in his life. I have learned from this experience that a person should not feel frustrated and hopeless and continue to achieve his/her dream like Ahmed, who did not despair. Now Ahmed in is grade 12 and is a brilliant student. I chose to tell you this story because on World Refugee Day, they talked about Ahmed’s success story, and I hope to watch him achieve his dream of becoming an engineer. I also hope all children have the chance to complete their education, and that all the wars in the world stop.

Publication Date



stories of home, memories, turning points

Terms of Use

Terms of Use for Works posted in SOURCE.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Ahmed's Dream