The father of UT student Mohamad Mahayri (28) owned a chocolate factory. ‘Oh yes, I could eat all the chocolate I wanted. But the factory was near Aleppo and it was destroyed in the war.’ So was Mahayri’s university, which was shot down during an air strike. Shortly after, he decided to come to the Netherlands, and a few weeks ago he obtained his bachelor's degree in International Business Administration at the UT.
Can one be hopeful about starting anew, having experienced the worst – ‘a war’? The symposium ‘The Will Power of The People of Syria’ organized yesterday in the Vrijhof by Studium Generale in cooperation with the association Connecting Hands shed light onto how one can make the most of a war situation.