Palestinian, from Gaza; seeking Undergraduate degree in Cyber Security and is enrolled at University College Of Applied Sciences.
As a teenager, all I wanted was a smart phone to be connected to the world.
I couldn't however fully understand my mother's insistence on caution when using my phone. To me, it was merely a tool for communicating with friends and browsing the Internet.
My name is Sama, - sky in Arabic, and my curiosity has no limit. I am from Gaza, Palestine pursuing an Undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity engineering at the University College Of Applied Sciences.
However, as time went on, I encountered a distressing account of a young girl falling victim to electronic blackmail. Her tragic decision to end her life due to overwhelming psychological stress left me profoundly moved. Fueled by anger and a desire to protect others, I researched more cases, discovering numerous victims. This intensified my determination to become their savior.
Data protection and privacy are critical concerns in the rapidly evolving tech landscape, impacting individuals, families, governments, and institutions. My family's urging to prioritize their safety initially perplexed me.
Cybersecurity emerged as a vital discipline, and I embraced it, aiming to establish a digital company promoting responsible technology use. Our mission involves impactful awareness campaigns and cyber learning courses, empowering individuals to safeguard their data.
Together, let us forge a path towards a future where every individual can confidently navigate the digital landscape, knowing that their privacy and security are well-preserved.
Why Would Donors Fund You?
- Use of cyber to protect personal data from hacking
- I aspire to rescue countless girls from the perils of blackmail and create a safer digital environment.
- Help my community raise awareness about the importance of properly preserving and protecting data
- Attracting people's attention to the correct use of technology
- I also want to change the concept of cyber as a hack, but it's also the protection of personal data and information.
How Do You Plan to Payback?
- I will conduct meetings for financially challenged university students, promoting edSeed as a resource to fulfill their educational dreams.
- I'll volunteer on the platform, assisting others registrations and campaigns.
- I am aiming to establish a digital company will raise awareness about responsible tech use and data protection, offering courses on safeguarding information.
- I'll also organize sessions for students, sensitizing them to account security to prevent cyber threats and electronic blackmail. Together, we'll empower students to overcome barriers and thrive in a safe digital environment.
Volunteer Work/Social Capital
Because I am a new university student, I have not done a lot of volunteer work yet, but I intend to do so after attending a meeting with a member of Gaza Sky Geeks Foundation and her talk about the field of Cyber Security and how to employ it in several areas, which attracted me greatly.
- I volunteered to attend (Cybersecurity RoadMap) Event at the university which really helped me chart my way to excellence in this discipline during my university studies.
- I volunteered to attend (Your path to programming) meeting at the university.
- I volunteered at NAWA foundation to make a workshop about over thinking
- I volunteered at school health.
What Have You Done to Improve Yourself? Awards and Achievements
- Programming with java from udemy
- Cyber Security Basics from Edrak
- Banat Geeks Summer Camp at Gaza Sky Geek
- ICDL ( computer essential ) from Edrak
- CV writing from Edrak
- Problem solving and decision-making skills from Edrak
- get an average of 96.7% in high school
- get an average of 93.0% in the first semester
- Be one of the Engineering Club members at my university where I hold the position of facilitator of cultural and social activities.
- deal with international companies
- get many courses from many sites like : udemy , Gaza sky Geeks , and Edrak .
- Programming with java language
- CSS and Html
- Command and Linux
- UX/UI with figma
- problem solving