This Syrian teen has big soccer dreams
Location: Damascus, Syria
Jemmy Jasous spent years honing his skills
as a refugee in Lebanon
The 14-year-old trained by watching online videos
and has joined an academy now that he has returned home
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN TEENAGER, JEMMY JASOUS, SAYING:
"I used to search on YouTube about skills for famous players like Ronaldo and Messi. I watched their styles of playing. Then I bought a football and started practicing in the neighborhood where I imitated their moves, I kept practicing until it worked with me."
His father supports his dream to become pro
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JEMMY'S FATHER, JACK JASOUS, SAYING:
"I want to make his dream come true. I want him to go international. I hope this dream comes true because that would make my dream, his mother's and brother's dream come true."