Alsama taught me to stand up for myself and walk out of an abusive marriage. I want my fellow women to learn the same confidence and awareness about their rights.Zikrayat
Zikrayat arrived in Lebanon from Syria in 2013. She could not complete her university education in Child Psychology because of lack of money. She wanted to work with organisations supporting women and children of the Shatila camp, and she found Alsama! At Alsama she received teacher-training for social awareness and then she got selected as the Manager and Head fecilitator for the mothers’ awareness course. She designs the curriculum and also trains other women from among her students to lead the sessions for a 2 month cycle each.The course covers a huge range of topics, including effective parenting, dangers of early marriage, domestic abuse and harassment, basic civil and personal rights, budgeting and family economy, and the benefits and challenges of social media, among many others.