Portrait of Oussama

Oussama, a Syrian man living in Turkey, talks about how important education and English are for his life and future.

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Oussama: Hi, I am Oussama Almasalmeh. I am 26 years old. I am Syrian from Daraa city.

Due to the problems with the war, I had to give up my education and come to here to Turkey with my family. I am in the first year at Karabük University and am electric and electronic engineering student. The English courses founded by HOPES, it means a lot for me to improve my English language and maybe in the future we can found a better job for us, especially these days.

We are here to complete our education. We have a goal and our goal is building our country again.

© HOPES Madad

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Submitted by anasbhbh on Sat, 03/02/2018 - 17:55

Yes, i agree with him. education is important for me and for my family and i am here for learn more and improve my skills .

Submitted by Catherine Tran on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:43

Sure i agree! Never late to learn for everyone so education is very important.

Submitted by EKREM AYDIN on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 13:08

I agree with Oussama. Education bring to our freedom and dream to me and my family.

Submitted by Mickey on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 04:12

Yes, I agree with Oussama. To build our environment, we must build ourselves first with formal or informal Education as well.

Submitted by karinakis30 on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 20:44

in my opinion education is very important for all people. When you are educated you become more open- minded and you can see the things in a different way

Submitted by OlgaTi on Fri, 26/01/2018 - 16:19

I agree with Oussama. Education gives people an opportunity to get a good job.

Submitted by cedric001 on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 12:41

you are right, wish you final you education as so heas possible, the more power you have,the more dream came true, come on,god bless you
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Submitted by Muhammad Khale… on Sun, 21/01/2018 - 01:57

Yes, the education is the most thing in nowadays. It determines the growth of nations.

Submitted by aricoz on Sat, 20/01/2018 - 07:24

Yes, I agree with Oussama. Education is so important for everyone. I'm 40 years olds. My father and mother was teacher, now they are retired. My wife is a kindergarten teacher too. Teaching is very hard job but it is very satisfying. It's not only a job but also a kind of build the future.
you are right,teacher is the best job for human, in china, the plant grow up need teen years,people grow up need a hundred years