Raya Sleka, Syria

English Program

ILAC – ON, Canada

Year of Graduation: 2018

Travelling from Syria, Raya arrived in Toronto, Canada in August 2017 to join ILAC and study English in preparation for post-secondary education. Raya dreams of studying Law and speaking out for the rights of women, especially in Syria where the war is has made things even more volatile than before. Raya is also looking to push girls and women to be their best selves.

In Syria, Raya volunteered for a local psychosocial team who help women and children refugees from the local area. This role gave her a sense of purpose, as well as fantastic experience and motivation for her future goals.

She is looking forward to attending University and engaging in their community through societies that raise awareness of women’s rights.