Barrier-Breaking AES Graduate Ranks Among Top Scholars in Irbid, Jordan

April 17, 2024- Posted in Diocese of Jerusalem, Disabilities, Education, Jordan

In the unfolding chapters of our “Renewing Hope” campaign, we’re profoundly grateful for your unwavering support—a catalyst for positive change in the Holy Land. Today we would like to share with you an incredible story of the transformative power of your contribution:

In a remarkable testament to perseverance and dedication, Yaqeen, a blind student at The Arab Episcopal School (AES) in Irbid, Jordan, recently shattered barriers and achieved academic excellence in her twelfth-grade exams. Despite facing the challenges associated with blindness, Yaqeen excelled with a staggering 99% average, placing her among the top scholars in the city. Her success is not only a personal triumph but also a reflection of AES’ commitment to inclusive education and their steadfast dedication to all students.

Born into a blind family of four, Yaqeen’s journey at AES began at the tender age of three. Supported by dedicated teachers and administrators, she navigated her academic path with resilience and determination. AES’ ethos of inclusivity and equality ensured that Yaqeen and other blind and low-vision students received the necessary resources and support to thrive academically. Beyond individual achievement, Yaqeen’s success symbolizes a broader societal shift towards embracing and empowering individuals with disabilities, challenging cultural perceptions and fostering a more inclusive future. AES’ commitment to providing a compassionate and first-rate education for all students, irrespective of their background, is not only commendable but also serves as a beacon of hope for marginalized communities worldwide.

By making a gift to AFEDJ, your support will not only break boundaries and make success stories like Yaqeen’s possible, but ignite a renewed sense of purpose, showcasing the transformative power of compassion in the face of adversity. Beyond individual stories, your contribution plays a critical role within the diocese’s broader mission of renewal, love, and hope.

As our affiliated institutions in the Holy Land continue to navigate critical times, your support plays a pivotal role in building a lasting legacy of renewal and hope. Today, we invite you to join AFEDJ in partnership.

You can make a difference by making a one-time gift or becoming a monthly supporter by joining the Olive Tree Circle, which provides a sustainable source of funding for AFEDJ’s mission.

Your support spreads healing and hope for those affected by recent conflict and ongoing challenges in the Holy Land. Thank you for being an integral part of these success stories and for joining us in the ongoing narrative of renewal and hope.