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How This 5 Year-Old Syrian Refugee is Working to Feed his Family.

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Meet Mohammed - a Syrian refugee who works the streets of Istanbul selling pencils, chocolates, and toys until midnight every day. His smile and charisma put just enough money to help his family through the toughest of times after losing their everything in Syria.

With over 1.5 million school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, approximately half of them do not have access to formal education.  Barriers such as child labor, enrolment requirements, language difficulties, and a lack of support are keeping children out of the classroom. Together, we can change that for 5 year-old Hamoodee, and offer him an education, shelter and food. Providing him with a better future!

Where your donation goes.

Donor comments:

"Please sisters and brothers, look after our children's, prophet Muhammad SAW said that the ummah is one body,so we should feel the pain, Jazakallah khairan, even a pound will make a difference between eating or not eating" - Anonymous 

" There is always hope." - Chhavi Chaudhary

"Thank you for telling poor peoples storys so we can have a opportunity to help them". - Anonymous

Donate to Hamoodee and provide him with a new future.

100% of your donation will go to:

STAGE 1: £1000

- Helping Hamoodee get off the streets and into school, providing his parents enough money to not use him for work.

- Along with your donation we will also find a local school and restaurant to aid him with food and an education.

STAGE 2: £3000

- Support Hamoodee through school until graduated. 


- Provide him with a new laptop to work from home during the pandemic.  

- Give him and his family food and supplies to supper their family. 

STAGE 3: £5000

- Give him the opportunity to start secondary school! This will allow him to graduate and work in the future whilst living in Istanbul. 

- Life comes with it's hurdles, so we want to make sure they can eat and pay rent, extra donations will be put towards supporting them where necessary.

Follow every step.

We will share the ongoing progress on Hamoodie's story, to show you the impact and difference you made on this story. That's what we call true transparency!

Your donation, now making a difference. 

From over 16 countries you came together to give Hamoodee a whole new future. Follow the below updates on the progress of your donation, and watch the change you've made! 

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Saturday 7th August 2021

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5 years on, and you're still making an impact! After a turbulent past year, Hamoodee's local school had to close indefinitely. Which forced him to study from home over the past year, he was in need of a laptop to keep up with the classes each day. Thanks to your unconditional support this year, he was able to purchase a new laptop that's allowing him to keep up with his studies, and strive for the top of his class! Building his future thanks to your help in the past. We've documented the surprise and will be sharing this update in a new video on our YouTube channel very soon! If you want to catch it, be sure to subscribe.

Monday 19th December 2019


With ongoing education in Istanbul for the past 2 years, Hamoodee can now fluently speak Turkish! Helping him make new friends his age and supporting him with the local curriculum. His favorite subject is maths and this year he's passed the majority of his exams!

Things have also changed for his family too. His father is now working in a local store, supporting his family the way he's always wanted. He can now even treat them to the occasional gift! 

"Thank you 100 times to everyone who helped us."  - Hamoodee

Monday 9th April 2018 

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One year on from sharing his first story, and Hamoodee is well into his 1st year of school. Thanks to your ongoing donations, we've been able to provide him and his family with school equipment and food, to cover the costs of his education. Here's a little message he wanted to share with you... (Watch here)

Monday 26th June 2017

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After a few months of sharing Hamoodee's story, we received over 100 donations from around the world! Ready to surprise him with the news, we filmed his reaction to your support (here), as well as documented him visiting his new school! Full of smiles and awe, he soon realised he will no longer have to work on the streets again! Thanks for making this actually happen!

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