Very often we walk the streets of Hamra and avoid looking or interacting with the street kids. Maram is a short documentary about a young Syrian refugee girl who sells flowers on the streets of Hamra. Through this documentary we get to know her and her aspirations in life.
This mini documentary was a collaboration of people willing to volunteer their free time to tell the story of Maram; The most loved young Syrian refugee flower seller girl in Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon.
Maram is an 11 year old who lives off the street with very minimal education. She has not been to school in 4 years. There are many children in Lebanon who go on with life without quality education for various reasons enshrined in the normalcy of general corruption and income inequality.
This mini documentary serves to highlight the need to provide free quality education to children anywhere in the world. No child should be left behind without an education that is neutral and objective to an acceptable extent.
Maram, and many other children in her situation, deserve a better life. If there is any weapon that will work against poverty, terrorism, and racism, it is education. What we need is a long term plan based on humanity rather than profitability.
Maram deserves a better life…. As do all underprivileged children