Sadeq’s Inspiring Journey from Vocational Education to Career Success – ASAC


Sadeq’s success story highlights the Fund’s program impact, emphasizing the value of combining technical and soft skills in today’s job market. As a graduate of Luminus’s Automotive Technology program in 2021, Sadeq now works at the Korea Electric Power Corporation in Jordan. He underscores how vocational education not only imparts automotive skills but also equips learners with market-relevant expertise and English proficiency. His blend of technical and soft skills played a crucial role in securing him the position of Assistant Manager. Sadeq highlights the practicality of career readiness and time management courses, essential for his job’s punctuality demands.
In his role, Sadeq inspects various electric and hybrid vehicles, providing detailed reports for mechanics. His journey is a testament to continuous learning, resulting in personal milestones and improving his family’s livelihood. Sadeq’s father, initially skeptical about vocational education, now values its impact on his son’s life and family well-being. Sadeq’s story exemplifies the importance of supporting programs that empower youth with diverse skill sets for success in today’s competitive job market.

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Niveen’s Story: A Single Mother’s Journey to Empowerment-ASAC


Niveen, a resilient 26-year-old single mother raising her 4-year-old daughter, found herself at a crossroads. Having married young and unable to finish her high school education, she faced the daunting challenge of providing for herself and her child after deciding to divorce her husband due to their difficult circumstances.
Despite opposition from her family, who questioned how she would support her daughter alone, Niveen remained determined. She bravely pursued her decision to divorce and set out to find opportunities to better her situation.
One day, while scrolling through her Facebook feed, Niveen stumbled upon a post from Luminus advertising scholarships funded by the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund. The opportunity ignited a spark within her as she had always harbored a passion for fashion design. Without hesitation, she applied and was accepted into a training program in fashion design.

As she delved into her studies, Niveen felt her life transforming. She saw new possibilities opening up before her. “Now, I can create my daughter’s own clothing designs and sew them,” she exclaimed with pride. Not only did she gain newfound skills, but she also shattered stereotypes within her family. “My parents are so proud of me, and I’ve changed their whole perspective on single mothers and their capabilities,” she reflected.
Emboldened by her success, Niveen secured a position with a clothing factory, where she now works tirelessly to support her daughter’s education.

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From Civil Engineering to Coding: Ahmad’s Journey of Ambition – ASAC

Ahmad Al Mohammad

Ahmad Al Mohammad, a determined Syrian youth, found himself amidst the tumultuous backdrop of the Syrian war in 2012. Forced to flee to Jordan, he embarked on a journey of reinvention and ambition.
Despite his background in civil engineering, Ahmad harbored a deep-seated desire to delve into the realm of programming. Seizing the chance provided by the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Computing (ASAC) at Luminus, funded by the Al Ghurair Fund, Ahmad enrolled in a Python Development course.
With each passing day at ASAC, Ahmad’s skills flourished, and he soon found himself in the role of a teacher assistant, imparting his knowledge to fellow students. Reflecting on his journey, Ahmad expressed profound gratitude for the “golden opportunity” afforded to him.

“Through this opportunity,” Ahmad remarked, “I not only honed my technical skills but also imbibed the growth mindset fostered at ASAC. Learning how to continuously improve and adapt has made me more competitive in the job market.”
Ahmad’s story serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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From Dreams to Reality: Joudi’s Journey as a Web Developer – ASAC

Joudi Awameh

In the heart of Jordan, Joudi Awameh, a Syrian refugee with boundless dreams, found herself at a crossroads after completing high school. Her aspirations to become a web developer seemed distant amid the challenges of her circumstances. Yet, a glimmer of hope ignited when she stumbled upon an advertisement by Luminus on Facebook, sparking a flame of possibility within her.
The opportunity seemed like a lottery win, a chance to grasp her dreams with both hands. With unwavering determination, Joudi embarked on a journey, enrolling in a program at the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Computing at Luminus. Despite stepping into the world of web development with no prior experience, Joudi embraced the challenge, driven by her fervent desire for a brighter future.

“This course changed my life,” Joudi exclaimed, reflecting on her transformative experience. Through the program, she delved deep into the realm of web development, navigating its complexities with determination and grit. Beyond technical skills, she honed her soft skills and mastered English business communication, equipping herself with invaluable tools for success in the professional world.
With newfound expertise and confidence, Joudi secured a position at QuimClaim company, a testament to her perseverance and resilience. Reflecting on her journey, she expressed gratitude for the opportunity that had reshaped her destiny.
“Such opportunity has unlocked my mind and forged a completely new and unique pathway for me to shape my future,” Joudi affirmed, her eyes alight with hope and possibility.

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Noor’s Resilience in Style – ASAC


Meet Noor Al Malokh, a determined individual with an unwavering passion for hairstyling. Despite facing a significant setback—a life-altering accident in 2014 resulting in the loss of one of her hands—Noor refused to let her disability hinder her dreams.
In 2018, she embarked on a remarkable journey, convincing both Luminus and the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund teams to grant her a scholarship for a 6-month Beauty Program. This opportunity marked a pivotal moment in her life, as she became one of the first recipients of the Al Ghurair Fund scholarship.
Today, Noor thrives in her career, working at a reputable salon in Amman, Jordan. Beyond her salon duties, she also dedicates time to serving private clients, showcasing her expertise and passion for hairstyling. Despite the challenges she has faced, Noor’s determination and resilience serve as an inspiration to all who encounter her story.

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Mohammad Al Hassan: Thriving in Vocational Education, Shaping the Future with Practical Skills – ASAC

Mohammad Al Hassan

Mohammad Al Hassan’s remarkable success in vocational education, supported by the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, stands as a beacon of achievement. His journey, marked by victories in competitions and excellence in vocational training scholarship at SAE Luminus Technical University, underscores the transformative impact of industry-specific education and practical skills development.
A testament to Mohammad’s prowess is his outstanding achievement in winning second place in the “Medical VR Advertisement using VR Technology” competition held by Novartis. This accomplishment not only reflects Mohammad’s dedication and talent but also highlights the effectiveness of vocational education programs in preparing students for real-world challenges and industry demands.


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Ibrahim Shlayel: Excelling in Vocational Education, Transforming Skills into Career Success – ASAC

Ibrahim Shlayel

Ibrahim Mohamed Subhi Shlayel’s journey is a testament to the impact of vocational education in shaping promising careers. Enrolled in the air conditioning and refrigeration training course within the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department at LTUC, Ibrahim embarked on a path of practical learning and skill development starting in 2020.
Armed with the skills acquired through his studies and practical training, Ibrahim’s dedication and hard work bore fruit as he secured immediate employment upon graduation. His journey began in the contracting department of Al-Habash and Al-Harbi Company, showcasing the direct applicability of his vocational education to the industry. Ibrahim’s career trajectory continued to ascend as he found employment with resident engineers at Villa Al-Manasir, further expanding his professional experience. Currently, Ibrahim holds the esteemed position of a central air conditioning technician at Engineering Challenges Company, a testament to the depth of expertise he cultivated through his vocational education.

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Mohammad Labada: Brewing Success through Vocational Excellence – ASAC

Mohammad Labada

Mohammad Labada, 26 years old, a Syrian student, embarked on a transformative journey in vocational education. Enrolled in a 4-month training program focused on Coffee House Operation, Mohammad’s dedication and talent have propelled him to extraordinary heights.
Recently, Mohammad showcased his skills on a grand stage by participating in the HORECA Exhibition. His exceptional abilities in the Barista competition earned him the prestigious golden medal, a testament to his commitment to excellence in the field of coffee preparation. This remarkable achievement not only brought recognition to Mohammad but also qualified him for the HORECA competition in Lebanon, which was scheduled for April 2023.

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Youth Higher Skilled Program – ASAC

About ASAC ​​ 

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Technology was established in 2019. Through its partnership with Coding Fellows, this pioneering school offers fast paced, career-focused and immersive education known for driving tangible results in a short amount of time. The Program hones the skills required for today’s jobs by providing students with hands-on software development and software engineering experience, so they may positively contribute to companies they join.

Target: 210

Reach: 167


Program Description

This program provides 210 learners with a strong foundation and a range of market-relevant qualifications at multiple levels to facilitate access to employment in the ICT sector. It also implements peer mentoring to improve motivation retention and career awareness. These learners will graduate from Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advance Computing.

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Technology Driven Education – ASAC

Technology Driven Education – Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair  School of Advanced Computing ​​@ LTUC 

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Technology was established in 2019. Through its partnership with Coding Fellows, this pioneering school offers fast paced, career-focused and immersive education known for driving tangible results in a short amount of time. The Program hones the skills required for today’s jobs by providing students with hands-on software development and software engineering experience, so they may positively contribute to companies they join.

Target: 1920

Reach: 2076

Program Description

Few students studying ICT in Jordan are finding jobs due to the mismatch with market needs. 165 students are awarded scholarships in the newly established Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Computing. The School aims to shape software builders with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity in technology. The curriculum is structured so that new concepts build on ones already learned. With stacked learning, students are introduced to a new topic each day, while adding to their understanding of previous concepts.

This model means students can grasp more topics over a given period of time, reaching mastery of their specialization faster. The school also improves students non-technical skills. The career development curriculum includes dedicated workshops and presentations that teach students skills they need to develop a resume, build a network, succeed in-person interviews with recruiters, and more.

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