Christine’s journey with JWL began in early 2021, when she enrolled in the Certificate in Liberal Studies, with a view to progressing to the BA in Sustainable Development and eventually “lead the others on how important this field is […]."
“Education is one of the edification ways of life,” says Christine. She was studying dentistry when, four years ago, she and her family left Syria and went to Erbil (Iraq). Over the years, she did a few courses in the field of human resources and gained work experience, but she “couldn’t find a better opportunity to continue my studies as I found in JWL.”
Thinking about the difficulties being faced in Syria because of conflict, as well about the hunger, insecurity and inequalities faced the world over, it’s clear to her that things need to change. Her journey with JWL began in early 2021, when she enrolled in the Certificate in Liberal Studies, with a view to progressing to the BA in Sustainable Development and eventually “lead the others on how important this field is […].” Having completed this foundational year, she has now embarked on the degree programme.
"One of the things that I really want to know and study about is the reality of life that we are in connection with the past and the future, how our ancestors were suffering and how we are today, the distinction between the previous and current generation and how to develop the future generation starting with the development of ourselves, knowing the risks and fears that we face today in all the concepts of life, whether scientific, cultural, social, economic, etc., to know how to balance and preserve everything we have, how not to lose it as a result of our randomness."
It’s a little too soon to know exactly what will come after graduation but one thing is for sure – “the only orientation is to make a change.”