"Sometimes I wish I was dead. It would have been better for me."
A Saydnaya survivor who still suffers from the psychological damage of the time she spent in the regime's infamous prison in Syria shares her story with us.
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Ruwayda, 9 years old, from Khirbat al Jawz, Syria.
"I have been in the camp for a long time, I don’t know how long exactly, but I know it has been very long. I like it here; I go to school in the morning and play in the park during the day with my friends. I love eating – my favourite food is Mulukhiyah and rice and Turkish kebab.
When I grow up, I am going to be a kindergarten teacher because I like teaching children new things. I look forward to working in a school. I think I am very brave. Some of the children in the camp are scared of animals and other things, but I am not. I am not afraid of anything."
From Hama, Syria "I have been in the camp for five years, now.
My favourite hobby is reading - especially novels. I also really enjoy writing.
My dream is to become an interior designer when I finish school. However, my biggest fear is losing someone I love.
The #J4J program taught a lot of new skills. It has been a beautiful experience and it is something that I will always remember."
From Idlib, Syria
"I have been in the Öncüpınar Refugee Camp for seven years. My dream is to become a football coach when I complete my education. But my biggest fear is failing to turn my dream into a reality.
The #J4J program has taught me that we, even as refugees, have the power to use media platforms in ways that can actually benefit us and allow us to tell our stories."
From Hama, Syria "I came to the Öncüpınar camp four years ago with my family, and I am currently in my last year of highschool.
I love reading novels as a hobby and I want to become a journalist when I complete my studies. I hope to work here in Turkey."
From Aleppo, Syria
"I entered Turkey through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing five years ago. My dream is to become a lawyer in the future. But my biggest fear is not being able to return home to Syria.
The #J4J program has been an amazing insight to the world of media and I wish it could have lasted longer."