When I lived in Jordan, I went to a UNICEF school for refugees, it was a choice mum made at the time to teach us a valuable life lesson. While there, I remember a girl so distinctly who was bright, able, strong and so very determined, who came to class daily but never had her homework done. At the time punishment with a cane was allowed and she would be caned every morning. It broke my heart to see it, one day I went back to the class during the break and found her looking under the desks for left over pencils from students, she didn't have a pencil to write her homework, she never had lunch to eat and she worked her family's farm when she went home, her chance in life was nothing more than survival. I knew if she and her family was helped, she could be so much more than just alive! But she was not afforded this luxury.
I recently went
back to Jordan and was told of a young single mum, born into a poor family,
with no means to educate her, she was married off young and had 3 children only
to be divorced and return to her family with the kids. Her family's financial
status was no greater than before, her mum suffered kidney failure which would
eventually kill her, and her dad wasn't able to support them, determined not to
pass on to her children more of her financial misfortunes, she decides to go
back to university and get her degree. She is a single mum, working all day to
support her kids and all night studying to pass her degree, her main funder has
had to withdraw her funding and she decides to defer her course till next year,
this is where we come in. I am determined that less of these stories will be
told, because we will identify these students and we will be able to provide
the funding they need to help themselves and their families. Give a man a fish
and he will be eat for a day but teach him how to fish and he will be eat for a
lifetime. Let's be the agents of change we want to see in this world by
contributing to this incredible cause.
All funds raised will go to sponsoring the education of academically accomplished students with no financial means to enter and complete their university studies. Students will be identified and vetted through UNICEF supported public schools in Jordan. Ongoing support after the first year will be subject to academic performance.
You are empowering more than one person's life when you enable education, you are empowering families, communities and generations to come. Thank you for your support!