Amer Bahra
“The solidarity of the Mexican people is the greatest lesson I have learnt.”

Amer is a young man from Darraya, one of the cities in Damasco that has been affected due to the conflict upon being destroyed by the belligerent groups that have taken it. Since 2013, Amer and his family were unable to come back home and were forced to move with his grandparents on his father’s side.

Amer prominently studied the degree in French Literature at Damascus University, obtaining an acknowledgement to the highest notes of his generation. His passion for languages is reflected in his excellent proficiency in French, Spanish and Arabic, his mother tongue.

Motivated by his interest in romance languages and the Mexican culture, Amer presented his candidacy to the Habesha Project in the midst of 2015. He managed to travel to Ecuador on October 23rd, 2016 , where he stayed at a hostel for 4 months while the Habesha Project handled the necessary immigration proceedings for his trip to Mexico. On March 3rd, 2017, Amer received a warm welcome into Mexico.

Amer currently studies a Diploma Course on Formation of Literary Translators at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is a studious and committed young man. His leisure activities are learning languages and translating his favorite Arab series into Spanish with the aim of sharing a bit of his culture with the Mexican community. His dream is to become a professional translator-interpreter and work at the United Nations as his grandfather did, who is his greatest role model.

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Ten for Syria is Habesha Projects program that offers the opportunity to do something for the Syrian youth whose academic future collapsed.

With your monthly contribution of 5 dollars or more, we will offer our students a monthly stipend that will allow them to cover all their basic expenses during their higher education studies.