Syrian, from Hama; seeking a Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and is enrolled at Lebanese University.
I'm Mona Aldere , a 20- year-old Syrian, from the city of
Nawa'er (waterwheels), Hamah.
I arrived in Lebanon in 2010.
Like many Syrian children, the war disrupted our lives. Struggling
with English which was the language of instruction language was one of the
hardest challenges I faced. My language was so weak in comparison with my
classmates. I took after school courses and spent hours trying to understand
what I was being taught.
Few years after , I lost my grandma to cancer. She raised me
and was my idol. She did not have access to treatment.
Losing her was a turning point in my life. It is the reason
why I chose pharmacology. As if this was not enough, I lost my mother to the same disease too.
I'm now a sophomore at the Lebanese University, biochemistry
I want to realize my dream and become a pharmacologist.
I hope to find new better ways of fighting non-communicable
diseases. Your support will help me obtain the college education I dream of.
Why Would Donors Fund You?
"There is good in the world, just knock on the door, this good will come to you". We grew up knowing that learning is a right, but we always fought to learn. In this world, you have to be bold enough to dream. I dared to, knowing that each step brings me closer to my ambition.
I hope to be able to overcome the financial obstacles that would prevent me from pursuing my dream . I am grateful for every person who would accompany me on this journey. I have the mind and the determination. I hope I can count on your generosity.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
We rise by lifting others
- I will help my Edseed colleagues by sharing their stories via social networks.
- I will raise donation campaigns in which their income will return to an infirmary.
- I will help students who are facing learning difficulties especially those with weak English skills free of charge free.
-I will form a group consisting of volunteers whose main goal is to help people who are unable to find or obtain specific medicine and deliver it to them.
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
- I volunteered in covid-19 vaccination at the Lebanese University and got a certificate.
- I tutored over 10 elementary school students
What Have You Done to Improve Yourself? Awards and Achievements
- I had the opportunity to improve my English skills by attending IELTS courses but due to financial barriers, I couldn't make it to the final exam.
- I participated in GGIT(Girls Got IT) attending a robot programming session.
- I joined in many webinars presented by Mr Milad hadchiti about raising self-esteem and controlling emotions.
- Got a certificate for participating in a poetry competition in school, achieving second place.
- Got a certificate of appreciation of excellence in English at school.