From Syria; seeking a Graduate degree in Computer Science and is enrolled at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University.
I know I am aiming high. I also know that I have what it takes to excel. I want to maintain faith in humanity. My generation and I have seen a lot of horrors. It takes determination to see light at the end of this very dark and long tunnel.
My admission to the best university in Scotland, the sixth in UK, the 9th in Europe and the 29th worldwide, The University of Edinburgh, speaks volumes of my ability to be a world class scholar. Please give me a chance to improve my skills and the lives of my people.
Help me take the first step to a better future this September. Believe in me. I am the proof that Syrian youth have a lot to offer, other than be the fodder of conflicts and lost opportunities
Dream and Mission Statement
I have a passion for learning, teaching and helping others.
I obtained a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Aleppo with a 94.03 GPA. I did that while a war was raging in my city, Aleppo. I was ranked first among my classmates. I was a five-time-recipient of "Albassel Awards" for academic excellence. I participated in two scientific exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, and competed in the Aleppo Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) in 2016 and 2017.
From my sophomore year onward, I voluntairly began organizing workshops for my colleagues on topics of interest to them including Mathematical Analysis, Programming in C#.Net and Designing & Managing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server.
I designed and executed an application to assist the Municipality of the city of Aleppo in fairly distributing mobile stores to interested small shop owners whose shops were destroyed during the hostilities. By inputting preferences and data, applicants were scored according to transparent criteria and the allocation of stores was accordingly done according to eligibility. For our senior capstone project, I, along with other seniors designed a system for the Post Office in the Governorate of Aleppo to automate classified mail. This was part of a community service project.
At the University of Aleppo I worked as a part-time instructor, then as Research Assistant. I worked hard to improve the quality of the courses I teach and give the students meaningful experiences.
Because of my commitment to learning, I furthered my knowledge in fields such as Programming in C#.Net, Designing & Managing Databases, Printed Circuit Boards, Designing Electronic Circuits, Designing Pneumatic Systems, and the up-to-date platform, Flutter.
My dream is to pursue my graduate studies at a prestigious university abroad. I scored 104 on my TOFEL test.
I applied to many universities and have so far been accepted by:
1. University of Edinburgh, MSc in High Performance Computing with Data Science. The university is ranked 29th by the Times Higher Education (THE) world universities ranking system.
2. A conditional offer to MSc in Computer Science in Uppsala University, ranked 87th by THE.
3. A conditional offer to MSc in Computer Science in Blekinge Institute of Technologies, BTH, ranked 1557 by Webometrics, in addition to a 50% tuition waiver.
I know that I have what it takes to excel in my studies. I just wish my means were a match to my high ambitions. With your help I may be able to take the first step towards making my dreams come true.
Why fund my education?
Funding my campaign is an investment in re-building my war torn country.
By helping me realize my dream, you are giving me the tools to help others.
Technology is the answer to many of our modern day problems. Bridging the knowledge and technology gap is a main factor in achieving progress. We need scholars who can harness technology to improve lives. We need scholars who can adapt technologies to local circumstances.
How I plan to give back after graduation?
Al-Mutanabbi, a classic Arabic poet said: Knowledge is a trust that those who know should pass to those who do not.
I intend to share my skills and knowledge with others who may be less fortunate, who might not have the same opportunity I had to improve their lives and the lives of others around them.
I have language skills that I can share with others. Taking standardized tests like TOFEL and IELTS could cost a fortune – on average the salary of a civil Syrian servant for 4 months. I can help students improve their language skills without which they cannot even apply to universities abroad.
I am a people person. I have social skills that allow me to nurture and develop relations with my peers and my superiors. My professors appreciated my work and my skills and have been always ready to recommend me when I needed references.
When I started teaching, I remembered what it was like to be a student. I treated my students with respect. I overcame barriers and gained their confidence. I helped and motivated them to achieve better results.