Imagining a better and brighter future!
Displaced children share their dreams
During the school break, children run around in Abu Shock internally displaced camp in North Darfur. Their families fled conflict over 10 years ago, leaving everything behind. Today, the camp is what they know and call home.
Sudan has over three million internally displaced persons. Most of them are in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, which have been the epicenters of conflict over the past 17 years. When conflict happens, the lives of families are interrupted, and usually children are most affected.
For these young ones, conflict could have crushed their homes, property and much more but their dreams remain alive.
With UNICEF support, the displaced children will return to school in September 2022 to learn, realize their dreams as well as build towards a more peaceful and prosperous future for Sudan
10-year-old Abdulrazik Adam Abdullah is so full of energy. He plays with his peers his favorite game – football.
He attends grade five and wants to become a footballer in future. He admires Messi, an international professional footballer and a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.
13-year-old Naema loves learning and reading. She looks forward to resuming school.
"I want to help sick people in my community," says Naema, who wants to become a medical doctor in future.
14-year-old Mubarak Abdullah who also loves football is a grade eight pupil.
“When I complete school, I want to become a doctor. I want to help people in my community,” he shares.
10-year-old Iayla admires her teacher who is also her role model. In future, she dreams of becoming a teacher. "I want to teach my brother and other children in the camp," Iayla shares.
Similar to her peers, 8-year-old Munira and her family have lived in Abushok IDP camp after fleeing their home due to conflict, all her life. Their house is small but enough for them. However, she believes that when she completes her education and becomes an engineer, she can change this.
"I want to build a beautiful house for my family," Munira shares.
Children affected by conflict, girls, refugees, displaced children, children in rural areas, children with special needs, and children from poor households remain a priority for UNICEF as it delivers for children across Sudan.
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