The Olympic Dream

An inspiring story about a young Syrian refugee who has the motivation to achieve the impossible and knows what it means to dream big.

Koja, as his friends call him, left Aleppo in 2010 and went to Turkey, believing that he would stay abroad only for a few months until the situation would calm down. He observed with pain what was happening in his home country and realized that he would never be able to return. In Turkey he spent three years studying and working. In 2013 he decided to come to Bulgaria and despite the language barrier he managed to enroll as a regular student at the Medical University in Plovdiv. In 2019 he successfully graduated in Dental Medicine.

Production: Motif Media
Organization: UNHCR