Art to empower Syrian Women

Work gave me confidence

Itab Azzam


I am 20 years old from Deir al-Zour,  I was forced to flee my home and abandon my dreams of going to university.  When I first moved to Damascus I was depressed and spent most of my time at home watching TV until I came across Sabbara.

I started working hard and with the money I earned, I managed to enrol myself in a course at the Open University in Damascus and pay for my education.

I am naturally creative and love to make my own designs. I also teach other women and mentor them.

I have never been so confident in myself and in my ability to play a positive role in society. Sabbara has helped me grow stronger and I am so happy that I can study without having to burden my parents”