Weʼre raising £2,000 to Create a Scholarship fund for the remarkable Mohammed Kteish who dreams of becoming an architect and rebuilding Aleppo. www.futurealeppo.com
- 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 (www.futurealeppo.com) 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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- 3 months ago
Alex Pearson3 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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May 10, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Hope all good, Alex.
Mar 28, 2018
Amazing cause - Brilliant work that this young boy is doing and that you're assisting him with. Keep it up
Mar 27, 2018
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Mar 12, 2018
Thanks Alex Pearson for sharing this story and to Mohammed, you're such an inspiring young lad. Good luck with your studies and I truly hope you get the opportunity to help rebuild Aleppo some day.
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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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