Age 16

Sarah's Story

Barely, two months after attending her first gymnastic lesson, Sarah’s school and gymnastic class were destroyed. The bombs destroyed her school and took the lives of her uncles and friends.

Sarah and her family were forced to flee their hometown in the countryside of Al-Salamiyah, Syria as the civil war exacerbated.

Now, three years later, in IDEAS Academy, 16-year-old Sarah excels in Math and loves to learn new languages. At home, her sister teaches her karate and she continues to practice gymnastic lessons on her own.

Her love for the grace, agility, and strength in gymnastic never diminishes. She wishes to be a gymnast, and also an engineer who builds home and futuristic cars that can fly!