In Algarve, Tarek a Pharmacy student at the University of Algarve participated in a meeting with primary school children to share is experience of being a student in Portugal, speak about his beloved country and his dream of going back one day and help rebuild future Syria.
"I am really grateful for giving me this opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with academic professors and professionals in my field."
“The gesture is very simple: I must decorate President Jorge Sampaio. It’s hard because he has almost all decorations of the country, but it must be – yes of course - because it’s a way of saying thank you. We admire, we love you, but we trust. Your’re there and you’ll be there working together with all those institutions and people for peace, for solidarity, for social justice, for knowledge, for science, for culture, for the future”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic
"I am most pleased, honoured and humbled to receive this award for the work accomplished by the Global Platform for Syrian Students over the past 5 years."
The Global Platform for Syrian Students will attend the Ignite 2016 Conference on "Tackling Instability, Radicalisation and Forced Migration" organised by SPARK in Amsterdam.
«In good time, President Jorge Sampaio decided to establish the "Global Platform for Syrian Students", consolidating Portugal as a host State for the victims of the war, in the vein of our national tradition, committed to upholding the values of humanity, peace and openness to other peoples and cultures.», said National Defense Minister
Thanks to all the participants of the Photo Contest Building Resilience for Everyday Life - Focus on Syrians.
Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs call for joining the Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies (RRM). (See video in Portuguese)