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Abdulrahman's Road to Education

Organized by: Amy Rich

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THE STORY:

My student and friend Abdulrahman’s dream of pursuing a career in journalism was inspired by the same war that forced him to leave Syria and become a refugee in Jordan.  Now, through his amazing diligence and hard work, Abdulrahman has been offered the opportunity to attend a private university in the United States.  As a Syrian recipient of a top academic scholarship, he has been awarded free tuition for 4 years-- however, his room and board are not covered.

This is where you can help.

Abdulrahman has taken a long gut wrenching path to get to where he is today.  Abdulrahman was eager to finish high school to pursue degree journalism at Damascus University.  War interrupted his life. Abdulrahman entered Jordan to escape the violence and horror in Syria as a refugee two years ago.  Alas, once he got to Jordan, he realized he was ineligible to finish high school.

Despite this setback, Abdulrahman remained focused and continued to study his school subjects independently for 2 years.  He began to consider other educational options and became captivated by the idea of studying in the United States.  With America on his mind, he enrolled in several English courses at the U.S. Embassy’s American Language Center in Amman and was so motivated to learn English that he could speak proficiently in less than a year. 

Thanks to his newly acquired English skills, Abdulrahman was able to apply to two wonderful universities in the United States and was accepted by both!

Abdulrahman’s maturity, motivation and dedication have resulted in academic scholarships.  But, his family is splintered by war, and he cannot cover the cost of room and board.  Please help Abdulrahman fulfill his dream, and give him the tools to serve his people as a future journalist.

Any contribution big or small would help. Thank you for your generosity and support. 

$3,615

 

36% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Penny and Catherine McBrien

    $100

  • Nita Patel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim and Joanne Rich

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Someone who believes in Abdulrahman

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $20

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    $20

  • Jenn

    $20

  • Anne-Sofie Gregersen

    $40

  • Jennifer Lawday

    $25

  • Bianca Franco-Scherer

    $20

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    $20

  • A&P

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • shereen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Nanou

    $50

  • A happy supporter of Abdulrahman

    $30

  • You can do it!

    $40

  • M. Sadarangani

    $1,000

  • Todd Mack

    $100

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    $20

  • Koe

    $100

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    $30

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    $20

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    $50

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    $50

  • Don and Amanda

    $35

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  • Tony Cella

    $25

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    $30

  • Chris Foxwell

    $25

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Amy Rich

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Brigitte Rabie

Brigitte Rabie

For a young man who has turned adversity into opportunity. Best of luck. 3 years ago

Chris Foxwell

Chris Foxwell

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Tony Cella

Tony Cella

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Good luck Abdulrahman!!! We look forward to seeing you contribute to raising the standards of journalism! 3 years ago

Don and Amanda

Don and Amanda

DONATION: $35

The best of luck to you on your path. 3 years ago

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-- :-) ---

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Karl P

Karl P

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Louise Dahl

Louise Dahl

3 years ago

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