Fadi was a 26-year-old university student when the conflict broke out in Syria. When he passed to the third grade, he had to leave the country with his family. They had a very dangerous journey, the situation become even more difficult for Fadi as he is responsible for his family. After one point of the journey, they had to walk a distance of more than 14 hours. His wife was pregnant and she had to walk too. When they arrived to Jordan, his wife's pain began and she was hospitalized. Unfortunately, Fadi's wife took her twin babies lifeless in her arms.
After these situations they settle in Za'atari Refugee Camp. And life starts again.
When Fadi was a university student, he learned origami from a professor at the school. After settling in the camp, he begins to teach origami to children in the camp. The more he sees the positive effects of origami on children, the more he embraces it.
Fadi believes that origami removes barriers and gives hope to children. His biggest dream is; one day to be able to teach origami not only to children living in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, but also to children in other refugee camps around the world.
When I finished Fadi's story, I asked my students how they felt. They said they felt lucky.
We are all taught "to feel lucky". Looking at the bad and the ugly and then saying "yes I am in good shape, I must appreciate" is engraved in all of our souls.
Well, if we are parts of a whole, and if there are bad and ugly parts outside of us, looking at the whole and feeling lucky. I don't know, isn't it a bit silly?
Ps: You can check his story on this link