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Syrian students share experiences and stories in exhibition

Posted on: Thu 1 Jun 2017

Since the beginning of the Syrian civilian war in 2011, its estimated that over 5 million people have fled Syria and 8 million are displaced within the country.

For some of the young people who make it safely to Adelaide, the first chapter of their new life begins at the Adelaide Secondary School of English.

This year, a group of Syrian students from the school put together an exhibition for the Migration Museum, called Planting Dreams in a New Land.

In it they share their culture, their dreams and hopes for the future, and confronting stories of war and survival.

Small Change’s Lisa Burns had the privilege of speaking with two of the students, Ali and Suleiman, and their teacher, Tim.

Produced by Lisa Burns

Click here to watch project video featured in exhibition

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