A life well lived

Ranya story of her family coming to America.

Atah Awwad

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Chantilly, Virginia, Yara Alsakbani (15) interviews her Grandpa, Atah Awwad (61) about his childhood in Palestine, and his life afterwards in Syria. In addition to his childhood, Atah talks about his life...

Kareem Mosa-Basha interviews his dad, Ismael Mosa-Basha about growing up in Syria and imagrating to the United States

Ismael was born in Syria in 1957 and had to immigrate to the United States at the age of 21 because he was wanted by the goverment.

Coming To America: Mariam Elias

I interviewed my grandmother for a sophomore American History class about how she came to this country and her journey.

My Mom's Journey Moving to the US from Syria

In this interview, I ask my mother about growing up in the shore town of Latakia Syria and her experience moving to the United States at the age of 12. She discusses cultural differences between the regions, how her and...

100 Kilometers Away From Home

A recognized refugee in Cyprus tells his story about how he ended up in this tiny island country just 100 km away from his hometown in Syria.

“I Have no one in Germany” Joud Khuzam- a Syrian refugee- speaks about her life

Emily Rafka’s cousin Jude Khuzam is a Syrian refugee in Germany. She escaped the war to get a better education and to get a better life experience. Jude talks about her childhood, her condition now, and many other things. She...

Abier Najm shares stories, and wisdom from her childhood for listeners in the future.

Abier Najm(46) speaks to her son, Omar Abdalla(15), about her childhood life. She speaks about the struggles she went through living in an oppressive society in fear of the government and how she pushed through it. Both funny and sad,...

Learning About My Father – George Sabeh

My father tells me about how working hard and being flexible to different cultures and lifestyles is valuable in life, how he wants me to find happiness and be happy, and recounts his experiences. Immigrating from Venezuela to Syria to...

Interview on my uncle

I interviewed my uncle, Wael Yacoub. He talked about his childhood and what he has learned. I learned a lot of important things about him. He shared a lot of valuable lessons and memories with me.

A Syrian Refugee Couple Adopt Their American Family
February 26, 2019 App Interview

Zubair Rushk and Etan Shukri, married Syrian refugees, adopted Daniel and Joyce Romm as their American parents after a chance meeting prompted by a newspaper article.