Aya is an Arabic translator for SOS Children's Villages in Macedonia. A refugee herself, Aya fled her hometown of Daraa in Syria in 2012 and found herself missing going to class. She had studied design before she had to leave her country. When she saw that many of the children stranded in Tabanovce also missed school, she proposed to give an Arabic language class for school-age children.
SOS co-worker giving Arabic language lesson to children in Child Friendly Space in Tabanovce, Macedonia. Photo: Katerina Ilievska