Like Ahmed Al Ali, Ahmed Al Masri and Abed Allatif Al Zain from Aleppo, many young men have been forced to out of school because of the war in Syria. The three teenagers are wanted by the government for taking parts in demonstrations. They decided to volunteer as firefighters in rebel controlled areas of Aleppo, "until the regime breaks down" they say. In their free time, Ahmed Al Ali, Ahmed Al Masri and Abed Allatif Al Zain say they like to read poetry and books so that they don't forget what they learned in school.
- Ahmed Al Ali: "I’m a high school student in my last year. I joined the revolution after I took part in many protests. After the rebels took over many areas in Aleppo, I volunteered at the fire department of Aleppo with a few of my schoolmates. Thank god we were able to extinguish a few fires and saved many lives. Hopefully I will go back to school when the war is over".
Ahmed Al Masri: "I’m a university student, I joined the revolution and I wasn’t able to continue my studies. We gathered a group of friends to volunteer as firemen and help extinguish fires in Aleppo. This mission didn’t keep me from studying. In our free time we still read poetry and literature books. We hope everything will go back to normal so that and we can go back to university. When the war is over, will be proud to have helped our country by being part of Aleppo's fire department.
Abed Allatif Al Zain: "I’m a high school student in my last year. I dropped out of school and joined the revolution. Then I registered at Bab Al Nayrab fire department in Aleppo. We helped extinguish many fires. Thank god we were able to take control and saved many lives. My friend Ahmed suggested that we keep reading books so we wouldn’t forget what we have studied before. We are hoping to go back to school when the revolution wins.