The Gift of Education: A Newcomer’s Perspective
Serwan Ali is a grade 11 student at Eastglen High School. She was born in the UAE, and lived in Syria until 2012, when she and her family fled to Turkey. Unable to go to school, she and her siblings worked in a factory for three years to help support their family. In 2016, Serwan came to Canada with her parents, older brother, and two younger sisters. She is passionate about education and wants all youth in Canada to understand and appreciate how fortunate they are to have access to educational opportunities. Serwan is a talented artist, loves music, and is especially interested in continuing her studies in mathematics and sciences.