Palestinian student Fatma AlZahraa Mohamed Hasan Ghaben, born in 1998, joined the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany, after she earned her high school certificate with an honor (15).
Born to a Palestinian family from Haifa city, Fatma, who fled war-torn Syrian to Germany, beat 2,000 participants in a verse contest. Her poem “Hole” was chosen as the best poem for 2020 and 2021.
Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories.
This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest scores at their academic institutions; hundreds of refugee sportsmen/sportswomen who snatched the first places in regional and international competitions; dozens of artists who received renowned literary awards for their products and performances; and several housewives who turned trauma into a space of creativity.