Syrian teen finds new life in Leeds helping others
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Syrian teen makes life in Leeds helping others

Mohamad grew up in Syria. His family was forced to flee the war when he was just 10 years old.

He was shot in the thigh during an attack on his school. He watched his friends die and pretended he was dead in order to survive.

His family eventually moved to England and Mohamad started school life at Leeds City Academy in November 2014.

But life still has its challenges for the 16-year-old. Mohamed's dad got injured at work and his mother discovered she had cancer.

The teenager goes out to do the shopping and looks after his parents at home.

  • 08 Apr 2017
  • From the section UK