Sulaiman completed his schooling in Daraa province, but the war prevented him from continuing his education at a university. He previously worked as a media activist and photographer in southern Syria. Sulaiman sees the Syria Direct training program as a first step toward a professional career in journalism.
In a small town in southwestern Syria, 10-year-old students open their math textbooks to solve a series of simple multiplication questions. But while the arithmetic wouldn’t feel out of place at a school anywhere in the world, the word problems and exerci