Bashar Fares

Bashar is 17-years old and lived in Al-Hajar Al-Aswad before moving to Al-Yarmouk Camp. He was constantly moving as the conflict moved and expanded across Syria. After his father passed away, he came to Lebanon with his mother, sister, and two brothers. At first he worked in a phone store for one year, until they received financial support from charity organizations.He heard about the JCC from his friends and decided that he needs an education to have a future. He is currently finishing up his first year studying with the JCC. 


"I think it is the best decision I have ever made that I decided to study at JCC. I think that I am shaping my future the way I want. I would like to study 12th grade literary, then study Law to become a lawyer who defends the poor and the oppressed. I do not think I could go back to Syria soon. First it won’t be as it was before and it’s going to take a long time to go back to its original state and second it will always remind me of our tragedy which is of course … my dad."


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