From Syria, Daraa; seeking Undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and is enrolled at Zarqa University.
My name is Enas Al-Kassour, from Dara'a, Syria. I am 23 years old.
I live in the Zaatari camp. We arrived in Jordan in 2013 . I got married at age 17 and have two children. I am the eldest of my siblings. My younger sister got an EU scholarship .I overcame the challenges of marriage and motherhood and continued my studies.
I sat for my exams while I was eight months pregnant.
I am a freshman, Medical Laboratory Sciences Major at Zarqa University.
I paid my tuition and registration fees for the first semester. I also paid my registration fees for the 2nd semester. I can no longer afford my education.
I want my financial independence. I want to be able to provide for my family.
I want to achieve my father's dream; I am his first born. He wants me to have a college degree.
My husband is also the oldest sibling in his family. His mother is diabetic, and his father is on disability. He is financially responsible for his family.
My young child was born with Gastro-Intestinal disease. He underwent many surgeries. I wanted to understand what was wrong with him so that I can play a better part in his recovery.
I helped children with special needs. I provided psychological support. I taught them reading and writing. I wanted to make a difference inter lives.
I can only lift my family out of poverty is I worked. Please help me earn a decent living. So many people depend on me
Why Would Donors Fund You?
I am an ambitious, optimistic, and confident human being. I made every effort possible to adapt to the situation I found myself in. I never gave up on achieving my goal.
If I succeed in garnering support for my education, I will help those in need.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
At a very young age, I dreamed of majoring in the medical sciences. With the spread of epidemics, I became more confident about the importance of laboratories and research. Many remote areas in the Arab world lack medical facilities including laboratories. Village residents often need to go to the city for medical lab tests.
My dream is to have my own lab facilities in rural areas.
I will continue also teach chemistry and biology to students who need help in these disciplines.
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
I volunteered in the Zaatari camp with:
1- The Lutheran Union Charitable Organization (facilitator of psychological support for children)
2- Women and Girl Oasis Organization o in the field of childhood education
3- The youth committee entrusted with solving youth problems in the camp
What Have You Done to Improve Yourself? Awards and Achievements
Certificate in "Merging Education with Play"
English language course, and English for computer literacy
Behavior Modification Workshop
Human Resource Management training
Early Childhood Care Development Certificate