On one of her first visits to Jordan during the current refugee crisis, Carolyn Miles met a 15-year-old Syrian boy whose words still stick with her today.

Before his family fled Syria, he was in high school, and doing well there. He’d started studying for university exams, mapping out his future, he told Miles, president and CEO of children’s rights organization Save the Children.

“‘Well, what do you think about your future now?'” she asked him.

“And he said to me, ‘I really have no future now.’

“When a 15-year-old boy says that to you, it’s worrying on many levels,” Miles tells Mashable. “Not just for that child, but for the millions of other children like him — and for what they think their future will turn out to be.” Read more…

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