Tertiary Education Stream

Protected: Ghina’s Ambition – From an Ordinary Girl to a Doctor – ULYP-REI

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Protected: Abdul Aziz Kurdieh’s Journey of Education – ULYP-REI

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Refugee Education Initiative – Unite Lebanon Youth Project, Lebanon

Unite Lebanon Youth Project, Lebanon

Mounir Al Serawan was awarded a scholarship to study radio and television at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Lebanon. Mounir feels life is too short and wants to take advantage of every minute to learn. He spends his days reading books to help expand his knowledge. When he’s not reading, he participates in trainings in different fields and holds over 20 certificates in leadership, graphic design, photography, journalism, volunteering and more. After finishing his day at AUST, he conducts photography training for Lebanese youth and refugees in his community. He appreciates the curiosity of his students, since photography is an art that requires a degree of inquisitiveness.

“I consider myself ambitious and have no limits to where I hope to be. I like to stand out with my ideas, appearance and connection to the world. The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund scholarship exposed me to value education and to understand that learning is a continuous journey, not restricted to the walls of a classroom. We as people need to be educated to survive, to be better and to give back to society. For me, learning and breathing go hand in hand because without access to education, I wouldn’t be the person I am proud to be today and be able to give back to society.​”

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Refugee Education Initiative – Luminus Technical University College, Jordan

Luminus Technical University College, Jordan

Mohammed Bitar from Syria was awarded a scholarship through the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund to study pharmacy at Luminus. He arrived in Jordan 7 years ago and started working at a pharmacy in his local neighbourhood. Where at the time, he tidied up the pharmacy and helped customers with what they needed. He considers his boss as his mentor, who always encourages him to keep learning and pursue his education. His mother is his main supporter, she also always encourages him to continue education.

“Pharmacy is my passion; I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to study pharmacy at Luminus; it is a responsibility and a huge challenge, and I am up for the challenge that lies ahead. I have learnt that having confidence, working hard and being persistent all contribute to achieving your goals. My main advice is to never lose hope”

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ULYP – Refugee Education Initiative

About Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) 

The Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) was founded in 2010 with the mission to empower marginalized children, youth and women living in Lebanon today with the skills and knowledge they need to become active agents of change for a better tomorrow.

Target: 227

Reach: 227

group photo of tertiary students in Unite Lebanon Youth Project's program

Program Description 

ULYP provides 157 students scholarships for undergraduate degrees at universities in Lebanon and North Cyprus for Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Courses are in sync with market demand and are in employment sectors where refugees have the right to work. Examples of courses include clinical lab science, radiology, nursing, journalism, and bioinformatics. Universities include; American University of Beirut, Beirut Arab University, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanese American University and East Mediterranean University in Cyprus. The program provides students with career readiness skills and better prepares them for employment and improved livelihoods.

ULYP also provides 64 students with higher diploma scholarships in specializations that are market driven such as physiotherapy, teaching, computing, nutrition and more.

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