Since school is the source of dreams and the way to the future, and since children are those who will build that future, the Syrian Society for Social Development, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Directorate of Education in Aleppo, implemented an open day entitled “Knowledge Makes Your Dreams Come True” in order to celebrate the start of the school year.
The campaign targeted children in 6 schools in the city of Aleppo and its countryside, and included a variety of activities aimed at promoting the importance of education and instilling love for the school in the hearts of children, by decorating schools with murals and motivating phrases, writing children's wishes and aspirations for the future on papers in the shape of their small hands, and performing a play called “I Want to Learn”, which helped educate children about the importance of school and the dangers of dropping out.
The activities concluded with dancing with a clown and a honey bear in the school’s yard.
Some of the feedback from the students was as follows:
"It was a very nice day. I was actually surprised to see you guys come. I have always loved it when I visit the association, and this time, you came to us, You made us happy, and you supplied us with the much needed energy to start the New School Year."
"The drawing I did today will forever remind me of my dream and will motivate me to go after it. This starts with graduating high school and entering the faculty of my dreams."
"I am very happy to see you here. I have a dream to become a teacher in the future so that I can teach all the children of this country."
"Today, I liked school more because you made us more aware of its importance."
"I wish my sisters attended the play, so that they know that they must return to school because education will strengthen them in the future."