Transformational Journey: Leen’s Path to Academic Excellence and Personal Growth – Madrasati


Leen, a high school senior in the scientific stream at Princess Salma Secondary School for Girls in Amman, had initially set her sights on a different path. Her focus wasn’t on academic excellence but on finding a partner after graduation to secure her future.

However, fate had other plans for Leen, as she discovered the remarkable impact of the school’s remedial centres program on her life and aspirations:

“The remedial centres were like a ray of light in my life, guiding me towards a newfound love for learning. At first, I wasn’t interested in studying or achieving top grades in my Tawjihi exams. My primary goal was to complete my schooling and await a proposal from a suitable life partner. When the school introduced the remedial centers program, I hesitated to participate. Academics weren’t my priority, and studying didn’t particularly appeal to me. Yet, as some of my friends decided to join, I tagged along to spend more time with them. To my surprise, the Arabic remedial lessons proved to be a delightful revelation. The interactive exercises were not only engaging but also made learning enjoyable. Encouraged by my friends, I decided to venture into mathematics, my least favorite subject. Much to my astonishment, I found these classes to be transformative. The teacher’s unique approach differed from our regular classes, and it made all the difference. These classes, which I initially attended without much enthusiasm, significantly improved my performance in mathematics, and my grades in the mock exams came remarkably close to perfection.”

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Madrasati – Secondary Education Access

About Madrasati

Madrasati means ‘my school’ in Arabic. Madrasati initiative was launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, to improve the physical and educational environment of Jordan’s most neglected public schools.

Madrasati has served 830 Jordanian public schools run by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and identified as the most underperforming and most in need of renovation and assistance in educational development. Madrasati has reached 360,000 students, 17,000 teachers, and 800 volunteers across the 12 governorates of Jordan.

Target: 1400

Reach: 3018

Secondary Education Access – Madrasati

Program Description

Secondary Education Access is a one-year program that provides remedial education and career guidance for high-risk vulnerable students from refugees and Jordanian households in double shifted schools (grades 8-12) to increase their academic motivation and develop career aspirations to complete secondary education and pursue further education and training. This program aims to support more than 1,400 students in 10 public school in Jordan.

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