I have two sisters and three bothers; so, with my parents, there's eight in the family.
As you may know, Gaza has been under siege by Israel and Egypt for a number of years. The situation here, as you can imagine, is not easy.
The economic situation is dire; unemployment is very high, sanitation and basic services are highly impaired or non-existent.
Overcrowding, especially in the refugee camps, such as the one where I live, makes living a normal life almost impossible. The Coronavirus pandemic has made everything worse.
Like all young people, I have dreams and aspirations. But the atmosphere here is stifling, both socially and politically; internally and because of the ongoing effects of the siege and blockade.
I have studied law at college here but I want to pursue my education, as well as experience life in other parts of the world
I’m interested in activism and journalism. I would like to learn English well and this is why I’m making this appeal.
There are excellent programmes abroad, and I’m especially interested in one offered in the Republic of Ireland.
The school is the Atlas Language School, located in Dublin
The Atlas Language School Dublin
By Western standards, it’s not a very expensive programme. But with no employment and no family resources available, it’s simply impossible for me to gather enough funds to pay for tuition, travel, and living expenses.
The costs for a 25-week course are as follows:
Additional fees (all amounts in EUR):
Course material: 40
Mandatory final exam fee: 140
Medical insurance: 140
Accomodation: 220 per week
Accomodation placement fee: 65
Full board during self isolation period if required: 50 per week
Travel to and from Ireland: 500
Without those, there’s no chance I can get a visa that allows me to travel.
This is why I’m launching this appeal. I want to be able to pursue my aspirations and make my contribution to make the world a better place.
This is why I’m asking for your kindness and appealing to your generosity.
I can promise you that if I were able to reach my funding goal, I’d honour your kindness by being the best student I can.
Please, help if you can and/or let your friends and contacts know about my appeal.
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