From Syria, Homs; seeking Undergraduate degree in Nursing and is enrolled at Philadelphia University .
My name is Fayez Bhader, I am 19 years old, from Homs, Syria. I left Syria with my family when I was 12 years old. The war made it impossible to live there.
We became refugees in Jordan but we did not live in a refugee camp
I live with my parents and my older brother. He just graduated with distinction from the School of Pharmacy at Philadelphia University with the help of a generous donor.Living in Jordan was difficult. I had to drop out of school and to work for 2 years.
I worked as a carpenter and as a painter. But my love for learning and the support of my family made it possible for me to go back to school.Despite the many setbacks and challenges, I worked hard to finish high school. I made it.
While studying, I volunteered with Sa’ed, a committee established by the Danish Refugee Council to help refugees. I joined many of it’s awareness-raising activities.
They included host community members and Syrian refugees. They focused on refugee and child rights, Cyber crime, and public health issues.
We also provided entertainment activities for children and helped with Ramadan Iftar.
I am ready for the next state of my life. I want to study nursing.I became interested in nursing when my father fell ill in 2012.
He was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. He had to visit the clinic regularly for cardiac monitoring. This was inconvenient and expensive.
We bought a blood pressure and blood sugar monitors.I learned how to use them both. My father did not have to go the hospital any more and we saved a lot of money.
I want to become a nurse not only to help my parents, but also to help my relatives and other members of my community. I can save them money that they would have to spend on basic but costly and life saving health services.
Once I acquire basic knowledge from the Nursing school, I can teach others in my community basic healthcare tips so that they could help themselves and their loved ones.
They can use their scarce resources on other basic needs like books for their children or basic nutrition.
I want to attend Philadelphia University.My tuition for first semester is $2,300 (two thousand and three hundred dollars). This includes registration fees, lab fees, transportation fees, books and other related expenses. My second semester tuition is $2,200.00 (two thousand and two hundred dollars)
Would you please help me heal the wounds of my community, at least the wounds that are within my power to heal?
Dream and Mission Statement
I am Faeyz Bahader. I am a 19 years old Syrian refugee. I live in Amman, Jordan. I just graduated high school.
My ambition to be a nurse goes back to a young age when I was still in Syria. Many people died there because of shortages in the medical staff.
I always think of the many lives that could have been saved had there been enough doctors or nurses! Public health in my country is falling apart. The conflict affected people's ability to get medical care for treatable disease, let alone get the treatment they need as a redult of injuries sustained due to the fighting.
Nurses are called "angels of mercy". Their role in guaranteeing patients' well being is not less important that that of the physicians'.
I'm a hardworking and committed person. I have faith in my ability to achieve my goal. I want to help rebuild my country after the strife.
I need the necessary training, which I hope I will acquire through your support..
Why Would Donors Fund You?
I believe that everyone deserves a chance to create a success story. Your faith in me will allow me to write the first chapter.
I am a hard working and committed person. I am confident that I will persevere until I achieve my dream.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
My ultimate goal is to study nursing and eventually establish my own health center to provide free medical services to the poor and vulnerable people.
Once I have an income, I will help other students achieve their dreams and support their education.
I promise to be an active volunteer in society. My own hardship taught me the value of extending a hand to those in need.
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
During my high school years, I joined “SA’ED”, a volunteering committee established by the Danish Refugee Council. I participated in many events, which focused on raising awareness among Jordanians and Syrian refugees about the rights of refugees and children, cybercrimes and public health. We supervised entertainment activities for children and helped organize Ramadan Iftar. I got two certificates from CARE International in "Work Preparation Program" and “Photo Voltaic System".