The Matchstick that Lit Up the Sun
The story started in a deserted, incomplete building, that was built by the people of the Khirbet Jamous village, with the hope that it would be the place in which their children can obtain their right to education.
The building was deserted for two years until a group of young people, supported by the Syrian Society for Social Development (SSSD), in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), went on to complete the preparations of the building by installing doors, windows, white boards, and an electrical network, in addition to securing desks and the teaching staff by coordinating with the Directorate of Education in order for the school to open its doors and welcome more than 200 students from various educational levels within the primary stage.
The official authorities, then, visited the only school in the region whose children were deprived of the right to education, and emphasized the importance of taking care of the school and expanding it through prefab classrooms and working on an asphalt road that passes through the school and continues to the village.
By that, this school has turned into the sun that will light the way of the children of Khirbet Jamous and its neighboring villages.
We had expected that the number of students would be around 75 students maximally. However, today, the number of those on the waiting list to enroll in the modernized school of Khirbet Jamous has exceeded 500 students, and the number is still increasing, according to the school principal.