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Meet Marwa, a young Syrian refugee in Türkiye whose love for football transcends borders and hardships. Her journey is not just about her passion for the sport, but also about resilience, determination, and the incredible spirit of a young girl pursuing her dreams against all odds.


Unfolding Beginnings

  • Born in the heart of Syria, Marwa’s life took a turn when war forced her and her family to seek refuge in Türkiye.
  • Transitioning to a new country, learning a new language, and adapting to a new culture posed significant challenges for Marwa.
  • But none of these obstacles dimmed the spark in her eyes or dampened her unwavering spirit.

The Power of Dreams:

  • Marwa’s passion for football⚽️, inherited from her father, fueled her resilience. Despite life’s upheaval, she fostered her dream of playing football.
  • Marwa thrived with Bonyan’s Living Together project, using her love for football to foster community cohesion and integrate into her new community.


Marwa is set to live a football fan’s dream, chosen as a mascot for the UEFA Champions League final 🏆. A chance to meet her idols and represent children globally on the pitch.

As she steps onto the field for the UEFA Champions League final 🏆, Marwa will not just be fulfilling her dream but also carrying with her the dreams and aspirations of every Syrian child.

This is Marwa’s moment, and it’s just the beginning.

Keep shining, Marwa! 🌟