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From Her Voice, For Her Education - Bayan

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Bayan is an 18-year-old Syrian girl living in a refugee camp in Jordan. Despite her many hardships in life, she is determined to become a journalist. Girls' Voices, a signature program of GreaterGood.org, is working with the International Rescue Committee to make sure that Bayan and her classmates stay in school!

$450.00 has been raised! $50.00 MORE NEEDED

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About Banyan:

Age
18
Grade
11th Grade
Location
Zataari Camp, Jordan
Photo Set Title
"To Become a Journalist"
Photo Theme
Journalism, Hopes and Dreams

Bayan is an incredibly motivated, talented, and expressive young woman. She is a Syrian refugee and lives in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Since she came to the camp four years ago she has consistently attended school and sought out every opportunity she could to learn something new. Bayan is days away from moving to a new refugee camp and is worried about being able to finish her studies. Instead of going to school, she is expected to find a job, to support her family.

Bayan is facing what many refugee children face - poverty pushing her into work before she has completed school. More than one-third of the 226,000 refugee children in Jordan do not receive formal schooling. Close to 60 percent of Syrian families rely on money earned by children, who consequently drop out of school to work. But Bayan does not want to be a statistic. More than anything she wants to finish her schooling so that she can give back, and share her perspective on the world.

Bayan discovered photography a couple of years ago and has since become obsessed. She takes pictures whenever she can, exploring all aspects of life in the camp. She is so inspired by photography, she has decided to become a journalist.

One of Bayan's photos:

Amwaj

You can help. For just $10.00, you can send Bayan to school for one week! Help us reach our goal to send all of the International Rescue Committee students to school for a year!


About Girls Voices:

Girls' Voices is a signature program of GreaterGood.org intended to raise funds for girls' secondary education through media made by girls. Our goal is for girls around the world to connect to their voice, their dreams for their education, and use the power of digital media to create images, stories, and visual metaphors that can communicate their strength and potential to the world. The intention of this project is to empower girls to utilize videography and to raise funds, 100% of which will directly contribute to scholarship funds for girls facing financial barriers to completing secondary education.

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.


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