Volunteers Week: Samah’s volunteering story

Volunteers Week: Samah’s volunteering story

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Samah and her family fled to Syria from Iraq due to war when she was seven, where they settled and Samah was able to complete her education. Conditions in Syria however were not great and there was little support in place for children with disabilities; this was an issue as Samah’s brother is autistic. Not one to give up easily, Samah’s mother set up her own charity and established a support centre for children with disabilities from her local community, providing support to the children and parents as well as providing training and guidance to those most in need. Samah volunteered at the centre whilst continuing her education and enjoyed being able to help people who had significant issues to contend with. Unfortunately, due to worsening circumstances in Syria, what…
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