Alaa Alakel, Syria

International Language Academy of Canada

Alaa, 24, is originally from Kafranbel, Syria. She moved to Aleppo when she started her post-secondary studies at the university. She completed three of the six years required for the Medicine specialization when she was arrested by the regime forces and had no other choice than to leave the country. She moved with her parents and her two brothers to Turkey.

Alaa’s dream is to study medicine. She wants to dedicate her life to helping as many people as she can. This passionate girl hopes to get the chance to raise awareness on the plight of women in the Middle East wherever she travels.