“My dreams of completing my studies were deferred until I was granted a scholarship by ARDD” said Rama al-Sharbaji who was one of eight students graduated today at Al-Khwarizmi Technical College and received their vocational diploma certificate on a scholarship from ARDD.
The 25-year-old Rama al-Sharbaji started studying Arabic Literature in Syria but then she and her family were forced to take refuge from the war in Jordan.
“I had to work as a receptionist in one of the medical centres, which opened up new horizons that led me to look for academic self-development. After the long search I got a scholarship from ARDD’s Education program’s project “Supporting Vocational Education”. This led to my graduation today with a diploma certificate in business management.” said Al Sharbaji, now that I am more confident in myself and my competencies, I will start looking for a new work opportunity.
This was not much different when Salam al-Homsi, 26, who completed her university studies in economics and managed small projects in Syria, had to leave to Jordan because of the war in her country. The scholarship by ARDD provided her with an opportunity to develop her abilities and skills and increase her self-confidence.
Rama and Salam are two of eight students with scholarships from ARDD that took part in Al Khwarizmi Technical College’s 39th graduation as part of “Vocational Education Support” project funded by Yayasan Hasanah Malaysian institution specializing in business and corporate administration, and hospital management.
Through its project, ARDD seeks to provide educational opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees offering 30 two-year scholarships to study for vocational or technical diplomas from specialized institutions namely Al-Balqa Applied University, Al-Khwarizmi University Technical College in Amman, and Theodor Schneller School in Rusaifa for gifted students in Jordan.