When I asked Asad about his dreams, his eyes lit up immediately. He smiled and gave that look of enthusiasm, excitement and hope. “I want to be a doctor,” he says. “Yes. Now I know if I work hard, I can make it.” This is a change in Asad. Some months ago, he wasn’t sure if he will continue with school, let alone dream of becoming a doctor. Asad, a third born in a family of eight is a fifth grade student at Al-Hikma Primary School.