“The bombings were getting closer and closer,” says Dr Nasser Alzhouri.
As the war in Syria raged, the Alzhouri family home burned down. Nasser and his son, Suliman, set off for Lebanon. The only thing Nasser took with him was his university degree.
Unbeknown to his father, Suliman had also snuck back into their house, to rescue his university ID card. The values that his father had instilled in him, that education is everything, had compelled him to return.
Since then, Suliman has worked as a teacher in Lebanon’s Tal Abbas refugee camp, housing many refugees fleeing Syria’s war.
There are more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, about 80 percent of whom are women and children.
“I’m so proud of him,” Nasser says of his