Princeton Day School was honored to welcome Massa Mufti to campus for a special assembly for our Upper School students. Ms. Mufti is an educational consultant and founder of Sonbola, an apolitical NGO that works to provide high quality education and interactive learning to Syrian refugee children. In her presentation, Ms. Mufti, who is Syrian but has moved so many times that she considers herself as more of a refugee, provided crucial context and insights into the civil war in Syria that has raged for seven years. Seeing the devastation of her country galvanized her to use her experience in education and humanitarian efforts to become an advocate for the children of Syria by providing an educational structure that covers basic literacy and numeration to opportunities for STEM learning and the arts. At the end of her presentation, she shared a story of a student she helped through Sonbola who has decided to pursue a long-held childhood dream of attending college to become an engineer. As the Sonbola website states: "Sonbola's mission stems from the belief that every single child has the right to an inclusive and high-quality education irrespective of his socio-economic, religious or ethnic background." After the assembly, students were able to meet with Ms. Mufti to continue the conversation over luncheon.
Princeton Day School Welcomes Massa Mufti to Campus