Alaa Ahmed is 18 years old with a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. "I don't remember a time when I didn't imagine being a doctor". She completed school amidst the pandemic with a 94.3 average. Her hobbies are swimming and reading. She has been accepted at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. She will live at home with her family and commute to classes each day. Alaa is the oldest of 5 children. They live in a refugee camp near Jericho. Her tuition for the 2020/21 is $8000 with $4000 due immediately.
Life in Palestine is very difficult. Alaa has never known anything but occupation. She has never experienced freedom of movement. The Israeli occupation crushes the hopes and dreams of youth but we have an opportunity now to make Alaa's come true. I have known her family since 2005 and they are good people. Alaa deserves the same opportunities we give to our children. Won't you join me in helping her?
Note: Alaa got accepted into dentistry but she switched to medicine. This change is not reflected on her profile yet,
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