Syrian refugees struggle to survive as the civil war carries on and displaces millions of people. When the war broke out, two Druze sisters living in Syria, who were working towards advanced degrees at universities, had to escape. They left along with their mother after the war and violence took everything – their home, their possessions, and even killing their father.
Wanting to escape the danger, they fled to Jordan with nothing but the clothes on their backs, where they’ve found some peace. However, both girls still want to finish their studies and dream of independence and financial security. And for two females in an Arab land, working to earn an advanced degree isn’t always easy because of the many groups who oppose female education.
When The Fellowship heard that both sisters wanted to continue their studies but didn’t have any financial support, we were able to give both sisters an education grant so they could continue pursuing a higher education. Currently, both girls attend Philadelphia University in Jordan. One is studying English literature and the other is studying pharmacology.
Both are so grateful for a chance to have a successful future and career. Their mother also feels appreciative, as she works tirelessly to support both of her daughters’ education. She even wrote a thank you letter to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein thanking The Fellowship for such a generous gift and for all the care and support towards Syrian refugees:
Dear Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein,
On behalf my family and my daughters, who received your assistance to pay their University fees, I am sincerely thankful for your loving care towards our needs.
We have received your monetary gift; I will do all my best to support my daughters to complete their school.
We wish the members of the The Fellowship, who contributed in helping Syrian refugees and the Druze sect everywhere and in Jordan, good health and much success.