SACHA MYERS, COMMUNICATIONS IRAQ
The refugee camp where Saihan lives is isolated and surrounded by dry, dusty fields. At 17-years-old, she is one of 244,000 Syrian Refugees currently living in Iraq. Many have moved to very remote camps like the one where Saihan lives. Employment opportunities are scarce in the camps.
Despite the odds, Saihan is determined to develop herself and not waste her time in the camp.
She attends school and recently joined a World Vision Permaculture Design Course. The aim of the course is to increase sustainable food production in the camp and provide young people and adults with new skills and employment opportunities.
“I joined the World Vision course because I like volunteering and developing myself,” Saihan says. “From this training we learnt a lot. I learnt how to test the water to make sure I could use it to water the plants. I tested the plants in different soil to see what they would grow in best."
Africa, Middle East