You can discover new things within yourself everyday. And this place has done exactly that for me.
My name is Judi Necar. I’m from Aleppo. I’ve been in Turkey for four years. I was living in Gaziantep first but then we moved here to Nizip. We were one of the first to arrive. Our family used to live on the north part of Aleppo. That’s where the war first spread. We tried to live in many places before coming here. At first we moved to the south of Aleppo. But on the 20th day our house was hit by mortar fire. Finally we decided to move to Turkey. Unfortunately I still live in a camp here. It takes me 45 minutes to come to the community center. Actually I first go to work and then come here. I work in a municipality school where I teach Syrian children Turkish. And later I come here to study for TOEFL and learn how to paint. I had many dreams back at the time. I wanted to go to the university. I applied last year but was not successful. I will try again this year. I hope I will make it this time. My interests expanded since I started coming here. And I have also met very nice people. The more you meet new people the more you learn. For instance for me it was only computer classes at first but then I attended TOEFL and now I’m also learning to paint. I didn’t know much about it when I first started but I’m learning bit by bit. That is to say, you can discover new things within yourself everyday. And this place has done exactly that for me.