01.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Amman

UNESCO Scholarship Motivates Young Jordanian to Pursue Higher Education


Omar Al Salti is a 20-year-old student from Amman. Omar had a strong passion for graphic design and lacked the motivation to complete Tawjihi, the general secondary testing at the end of high school in Jordan. When young Omar heard about the UNESCO-led scholarship program to study at Al Quds College, funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea he felt the program would be a good opportunity to develop his skills and enrich his experience.

After he was accepted, Omar started studying for the Tawjihi again, motivated by the belief that the Tawjihi certificate would facilitate the attainment of his goals. “Taking the Graphic Design program encouraged me to pursue my dream of passing the Tawjihi, and receiving a Bachelor of Arts certificate from the University. My favorite subject has been Adobe Illustrator because since I was a child, I have always liked drawing,” said Omar.

Omar’s teacher, Issa Naouri added, “Omar enrolled in the Graphic Design BTEC level 3 in late 2016 and has shown a great level of dedication and hard work during his classes, taking into consideration that he has no past experience with design. This hard work and dedication has improved his Graphic Design and made him one of the top achievers in class”. 

UNESCO Amman office has been taking a leadership role in ensuring the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Sustainable Development Goal 4 focuses on ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. In Jordan, UNESCO is committed to strengthening national capacities, striving to encourage and facilitate access, quality, relevance and equity in the delivery of educational services to all beneficiaries including Syrian refugees.  The Korean-funded scholarship that Omar is enjoying is one of 250 scholarships offered under this project, supporting access to meaningful accredited post-basic education for 75 Jordanian and 175 Syrian refugee youth. 

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