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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Create a Scholarship fund for the remarkable Mohammed Kteish who dreams of becoming an architect and rebuilding Aleppo.

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria

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Amidst the destruction and violence of the Syrian conflict, Mohammed Kteish imagined a better world for himself and the children of Aleppo.

Gathering whatever materials he could salvage amongst the debris he began crafting models preserving the fallen architecture of his city.

These models were lost when he and his family fled Syria, but he began building again and now encourages others to share his dream by remembering their own cities and landmarks and reconstructing them - adding their own stories to the city that will one day become, Future Aleppo.

The project Future Aleppo ( is a Virtual Reality experience taking users inside Mohammed's city and encouraging them to rebuild from inside the simulation. We are taking Mohammed and the experience across refugee camps and communities to restore a lost sense of agency in the children caught up in the conflict.

This funding will be used exclusively to support Mohammed as he trains to become an architect and return to Aleppo to rebuild the city.

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  • Alex Pearson5 months ago
    Alex Pearson

    Alex Pearson

    5 months ago

    To our wonderful supporters -Thank you so much! I want to ask your permission to withdraw the funds you have generously donated as we would like to start using the money to employ a tutor for Mohammed to learn English. We were too ambitious when we aimed for a full scholarship especially when we needed to look closer at Mohammed's present needs and how we might make that first step towards him becoming an architect. To enroll at an international school, he will need to speak English and so we hope you'll agree to this being that first step.

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 12:17 PM



  • Anonymous


    Aug 9, 2018

    Inspirational, Mohammed looks to a future Aleppo without dictators, snipers, barrel bombs and chemical weapons. THIS IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK


  • Anonymous


    May 10, 2018


  • Noel Qualter

    Noel Qualter

    Mar 29, 2018

    Hope all good, Alex.

  • Charlotte Lombardi

    Charlotte Lombardi

    Mar 28, 2018

    Amazing cause - Brilliant work that this young boy is doing and that you're assisting him with. Keep it up


  • Anonymous


    Mar 27, 2018

  • Mel Colyer

    Mel Colyer

    Mar 27, 2018


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    Mar 26, 2018

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Alex Pearson

Alex Pearson

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria

Hi my name is Alex Pearson and it is been my great honor to work with Mohammed. His work has been a huge inspiration to so many who have experienced his work and journeyed inside his city using Virtual Reality and I hope that we will be able to help him become an architect.

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