Madrasah students do their bit for Syrian refugees

ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Student Mashitah Abu Bakar (third from left), who took part in a humanitarian project to help Syrian refugees in Turkey, discussing the trip with teacher Azzar Ruah and other students. The 15-year-old was among a group of 23 students from Singapore's Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah who visited two schools for Syrian refugees for a week in November last year. Said student Nurul Syafiqah Ibrahim (extreme left): "Even though many had family members who were stranded in Syria, they still had the will to study." Project Salam 2015, funded by the Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation, was the madrasah's third annual international humanitarian initiative. The students raised $10,000 to help the schools cover operating costs. They also donated books, educational games and winter items.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2016, with the headline 'Madrasah students do their bit for Syrian refugees'. Print Edition | Subscribe