Maryam.. a rising talent on the road to success
The girl Maryam (11 years old), who was displaced from the village of Kansafra in the southern countryside of Idlib, did not hesitate to show her creativity in drawing, despite the difficult conditions that her family and her life are going through in Killi 3 camp, located in the northern countryside of Idlib. Maryam is a child like the rest of the children who dream of a future that fulfills her ambition, but she is completely different from them because of her absence from the school classes, due to special circumstances for her and her family, and because of her family’s inability to provide her educational needs. However, Maryam’s difference in this aspect did not prevent her from being creative, despite her living in a piece of cloth that does not exceed 4 meters, and this did not prevent her insistence on expressing through drawing and making shapes and handicrafts. Mariam relies in her handicrafts on the unimportant things in her tent, to be creative in recycling them and producing beautiful pieces of art from them that give a beautiful luster and are useful in the tent.. During the field visits of the protection team of Ataa Association to the camps, Maryam’s story was discovered and it was learned that she had dropped out of school and that she had been cut off from education. Where the protection team registered Maryam in the school and joined her with her peers in the fifth grade to complete her education and develop herself through the lessons offered by the school, the protection and awareness sessions provided by the protection team to the children, and various recreational activities for them. Through these activities, the talent that Maryam possesses in drawing, handicrafts, and model making was discovered, without the presence of anyone who would develop this talent, encourage and assist her in her work, and give her a helping hand to develop herself and her talent. Where the awareness team began working on training and helping the child Maryam, in coordination and cooperation with her family and teacher, to develop her talent and encourage her to continue and develop this talent. Maryam was also supported by providing some necessary supplies and logistics for her. Mariam made many useful and expressive figures, drawings, and shapes, in addition to employing this talent with the help of her mother with some figures and shapes for the home. She made some paintings, figures, and educational aids by participating in the recreational activities offered to children at the center. To support her work, the awareness team, in coordination with the school principal, created an exhibition for the girl in the school, where drawings, figures and handicrafts made by the girl were displayed. To encourage her and ensure her continuity in order to enhance her talent and achieve her dream of becoming a visual artist. Which contributes to increasing her self-confidence and self-esteem that she is able to become a successful person who is able to achieve her dreams in the future. Now, Maryam is more in harmony with her peers at school, more loving to learn, develop herself, and display her skills and work in front of everyone without any confusion or fear and with great confidence. She also spends time with her peers practicing educational and recreational activities inside the school and developing her talent in drawing and handicrafts.