13-year-old Oujelan. Ghaziyye and her twin girls. 4-year-old Saad, who’s forgotten how to play—these are some of the faces that have stayed with today’s writer, Lauren Fisher, who visited Lebanon a year ago.
Today, Lauren reflects on the people she met and celebrates the ways that World Vision’s work with the Syrian refugees has helped them and many more, and continues.
I met 13-year-old Oujelan (shown below) at the end of his workday, his hands covered in clay and callouses from picking fruit for 12 hours straight. He used to be a star student, his achievements celebrated with certificates covered in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.