From Syria; seeking a Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and is enrolled at Zarqa University.
My name is Amnah Al-Eid, I am 20 years old, I'm a Syrian refugee woman in Jordan. I am the only girl among my siblings. I have five brothers.
We arrived in Zaatari in 2013. Our house was completely destroyed. This was not the first time our family was displaced. In 1973, my grandparents and my family left the Syrian Golan after it was occupied by Israel. We moved to Horan. My grandfather had Asthma. We lost him to a severe attack. We could not get him an ambulance or even an inhaler that could have saved his life. We could not get a doctor or even a pharmacist at close proximity.
I made up my mind then to become a health professional.
I want to be an independent educated woman. The study of pharmacy can open up many avenues. I can work in research, in a hospital or as a pharmacist.
I know that I had to overcome many taboos to become a pharmacist but taboos will not stop me.
I do not pay lip service to my cause.
I know how to earn my community’s respect and how to change stereotypical views about women.
I Participated in many activities to raise parents awareness about the problem of early marriage, violence against women and child labor. I attended several training courses, including international computer leadership, crisis management, and communication skills.
I am making every possible effort to become a better person and to be able to help my family and my community. But I know that nothing I can do will get me the college education I dream of. Only your help will enable me to achieve my dreams.
Education is the best return on any investment. Please invest in me
Dream and Mission Statement:
My name is Amnah Fahad Al-Eid, I am 20 years old, the oldest and only girl among five boys. I am a Syrian refugee living in Zaatari camp. We left our village Masaken Jillian to Zaatari camp In May 2013. My mother is a housewife and my siblings continue to attend school.
We endured extreme weather conditions at the beginning. We had no water, sanitation or healthcare facilities.
I was lucky enough to go to school. I finished my secondary education (science branch) and scored 76.5% on my high school test (Tawjihi). I have a passion for learning and wish to pursue my education.
I was determined to challenge myself. I volunteered in youth committees to develop my communication skills. I participated in a sewing workshop to sew school bags for students who complete training courses held in the camp. The bags were given as prizes tp motivate students to join science programs. I participated in a science fair and volunteered as a trained assistant to teach computer basics to young women. I attended courses in crisis management, English, international computer leadership, first aid, and photography.
Nothing breaks the soul more than the feeling that the road to a bright future is not meant for us, Syrian refugee students..
I will not despair. I have the will and the determination to excel in my studies. I want to be a role model to my brothers.
I want to study pharmacy. The war destroyed our country’s medical infrastructure. I look forward to the day when I can return to my country, live in my home not a tent or a caravan, and own my own pharmacy.
I want to be qualified to contribute to the advancement of my community and my country. I hope to be one of the lucky ones who will be supported to achieve my dream
Why should you fund me?
I have the will and determination that will enable me to excel in my studies and contribute to the advancement of my community and my country.
How do you plan to give back?
Pharmacy is the only profession I can afford in the health services field. Having learned from personal experience how the presence of a medication would mean the difference between life and death, I can be of service to my community by being there in time of need.
I hope that by the time I graduate my country would be emerging from conflict. My village will for sure need the services of health care professionals. I hope I will be able to dedicate time to spread awareness about the need to follow doctors' orders, to refrain from taking prescription medication without the supervision of a doctor, the risks of possible internactions of medications among others.
I will focus on women's productive health and early childhood diseases. I will encourage my community to donate to an anonymous fund to provide medications free of charge to those who cannot afford the cost.
Awards & Achievements:
I spared no effort to make a difference in my peer's life. I learned to sew school bags that were distributed as gifts to students who joined science programs. I also volunteered as a training assistant teaching computer basic skills to young women.