Noshin recalls how difficult the early days of displacement in northern Iraq were. With the support and encouragement of her parents, she completed her secondary school and studies at the University of Dohuk, graduating with distinction. But she was unable to find a job.
Noshin recalls her “beautiful childhood” spent with her parents and siblings in Syria and how difficult the early days of displacement in northern Iraq were. With the support and encouragement of her parents, she completed her secondary school and university studies — graduating with distinction — but was unable to find a job.
Eventually, Noshin enrolled in the Global English Language programme, starting at A2 level. Now at B1 level, she notices the significant improvement in her English language skills and highlights how this enabled her to generate her own income.
“This helped me to give private lessons to primary school students and find my own source of income,” she says, adding “I am very proud of that and it encourages me to study harder to pass the advanced stages.” After completing this level, Noshin is interested in applying for JWL professional programmes (for which B1 level is a requirement) "that would enable me to be an active person in my community and be able to find a better job opportunity.”
“Through the [learning] centre, everyone can learn, especially refugees who never dreamed of having this great opportunity for free.”