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Enabling Education

By Deama Amr

Enabling Education

$9,229.50
Raised of $50,000.00
This fundraiser started at 10:45 AM, 17th February AEDT and will end at 12:00 AM, 15th July AEST

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!

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Deama Amr
My name is Deama and I am a Director for Clinical research and Medical affairs, I was born and raised in Australia and realize that with that has come incredible privilege's one of which was education. I was able to complete my PhD in Pharmacology and pursue a career in the Sciences because I was afforded a basic education that allowed for it. My education would later serve me as a tool for survival. As a result, I am passionate about supporting and educating those who have not had the social or financial advantage of an education but have the stamina and will to continue if funding was provided.

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Anonymous
2 months ago
$136.50
Dia-el-dean Amr
3 months ago
$215.25
Anonymous
3 months ago
$288.75
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5 months ago
$105.00
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5 months ago
$52.50
Susan Kay
6 months ago
$31.50
Zeinab Musseme
6 months ago
$500.00
Melissa Horvat
6 months ago
$50.00
Nazeer Ahamad Upanal
7 months ago
$500.00
Deama Amr
7 months ago
$4,200.00
Deama Amr
2 months ago
$3,150.00