Syrian, from سوريا; seeking Undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering and is enrolled at جامعة الزرقاء.
I was twelve years old when we arrived in Jordan. Bored and lost in an unfamiliar environment, I sought refuge in a dream: one day I will be a great architect. I will start designing my dream home.
I am Safaa Al-Nashi, a 19-year-old Syrian
refugee living in the Zaatari camp in Jordan. Since I was a kid, I
dreamed of becoming an architect. This ambition was ignited by simple strokes
and outlines that I used to draw of my future home. Buildings and highways have
always caught my attention. I marveled at their colossal structures
and shapes because they represent the ingenious minds of our civilization and our
power to create better living spaces each time we try. By becoming an architect, I can harness my
creativity to design public spaces that respond to our needs and manifest our cultural visions .
I was inspired by Zaha Hadid. Her work is the epitome of modernity, openness and liberation.
Today, I am one step closer to achieving that dream. I got admission to the faculty of architecture at Zarqa University.
My dream can only be realized with your support.
Why Would Donors Fund You?
I want to integrate aspects of Islamic architecture with modern designs to continue to reflect the beauty of our public structures. I also hope to be able to design public spaces that encourage respect for the environment and become a space for meditation.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
I want to design a community music center prototype for children in refugee camps. I will raise funds from donors to equip the center with music instruments and solicit music teacher volunteers to promote a culture of music appreciation.
Architecture and the arts have a lot in common. To me piano tunes are geometry in action. I want my music centers to be the embodiment of this concept.
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
I participated in campaigns that aimed to raise awareness among parents and children at the Zaatari camp.
• Taught parents to pay attention to medications’ expiration date and not taking them without prescription..
• Taught children how to cross roads safely.
What Have You Done to Improve Yourself? Awards and Achievements
I participated in the following activities:
• Debate training at International Relief Organization
• Life skills development program course at International Relief Organization
• Reading and Expression Club for children in the British war
• Completed a Windows computer and Internet course at International Relief and Development
• A course on computer skills, Word and Excel
• Completed the ICDL International Course with 8 subjects at NR
I'm now practicing accurate drawing on YouTube