Syrian, from Daraa; seeking a Undergraduate degree in Law and is enrolled at Zarqa University.
I am Aida Al Karad, a 23-year-old from Daraa Syria. I am a senior, law major at ZU.
I have three siblings. Two of them have college degrees. My eldest brother was hearing impaired. He dropped out of school for lack of special ed classes.
My father is a retired civil engineer. My mother did not finish high school.
I left Syria in 2012 and still managed to finish my grade school education.
Law is a revered discipline in all nations. But in Syria, law school was the major where dreams of getting a college degree went to die for students who scored low on their high school baccalaureate.
I want to reverse this perception and become a successful lawyer defending the rights of women and girls who suffer the injustices of society and cannot find legal remedies.
My mother was my guru. She attended school with my brother from 1st to 7th grade to maximize his chance of attaining literacy despite his hearing impairment. While socializing with other women outside the school, she encouraged them to learn and started a literacy campaign. For over 14 years, she taught over 15K women to read and write. She ran small credit schemes to free women from house chores and enable them to buy appliances by installment.
I did not need any more incentive to excel and pursue the dream she was not able to pursue. I was able to support myself but got grounded by Covid. Without help I cannot make it to the finish line.
Why Would Donors Fund You?
When I chose my major, I was thinking of a career path that could make a difference in the future of my community. I will spread awareness about the importance of a rule based society and women's rights. I will aslo defend, pro bono, women who are in the same position of my relatives and could not afford legal fees.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
When I chose my major, I was thinking of a career path that could make a difference to the future of my country and the world and by supporting me, you help me realize my dream of becoming a lawyer, helping everyone get their rights, defending the rights of others and making citizens aware of their rights and duties.
I have the talent and skills that will allow me to excel in my work and contribute to the advancement of my community and country if I get the necessary training and support. '
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
I volunteered with the platform "WE" and got the "Knighthood of the Platform" in volunteering.
I volunteered with the Development and Community Service office @ ZU. I received a certificate of appreciation for my excellence and creativity in volunteer work.
I volunteered with Nawa platform.
And I volunteered with the Reading Club.
I tutored law students at ZU
What Have You Done to Improve Yourself? Awards and Achievements
E-Learning extra curricular activities on various accredited platforms:
International commercial arbitration and drafting legal contracts.
Consumer guarantees in the consumer loan contract
Active citizenship and political life
Criminal chemistry: the use of science in crime detection
Debate on lobbying from an environmental law perspective
Legal Talent Competition.