Education will Take Fatma to Her Dreams

“As long as I have education, I will be equipped for any dream in the future.” Fatma, 15.

27 September 2021

Fatma Tayyavi, her parents and her 4 siblings fled the conflict in Syria and arrived in Turkey 8 years ago. The family first came to the temporary refugee center in Adana, then started living in the city center.

When Yusuf, her father, had difficulty performing the required address change from one province to another to send Fatma to school, ASAM outreach team facilitated Fatma’s enrolment to a nearby school.


Fatma’s brother Amar (6), who wants to be a teacher when he grows up, was also enrolled in education thanks to the UNICEF-supported Support to School Enrolment Program (SSE) – a program which aims to enable the most vulnerable refugee children to access age-appropriate education opportunities.


The SSE is a close partnership between UNICEF, the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) and ASAM, a national NGO, and was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union – ECHO.

Despite incredible hardships, the Tayyavi family persevered. Yusuf, strived for his children’s education and tried hard to rebuild a life for his family.

“I dream of finishing school one day. That’s the only dream I have so far.” says Fatma.