Today’s Robot Builder – Tomorrow’s Doctor

By Thursday February 11th, 2021Education, Latest News, Protection

On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Ihsan Relief and Development reaffirms its commitment and work towards gender equality  


Bana is a 12-year-old Syrian girl, originally from Aleppo city. The war has forced her family to move twice. Schools have often been closed due to COVID-19. “Like all girls in Syria, I live a difficult childhood”.


Bana misses playing with her friends at school and learning new things – “When I can attend school I behave politely and work hard because I want to be a doctor and help sick people”. One day, a friend told her about a Women and Girls Safe Space where they take care of girls and teach them useful skills. Bana visited the Safe Space with some of her sisters. “I started to attend a robot building course – the sessions were amazing and new goals were set for each time. My new friend and I were so impressed and excited when we were able to make the robot walk! The robot is good – it helps us to use our intellectual skills.”


“I like to learn to make my future bright. I hope that this war will end soon so I can return safely with my family to our home in Aleppo. I am sure this is the dream of every girl here.”