When I was in Lebanon in 2013, I was searching for any chance to live like a normal person. At first, I tried so hard to continue my academic life and to follow my dream but it was a really hard to find because I canâ€™t get the visa and I didnâ€™t had the money to do it. Therefore I tried
to work in fashion design but I didnâ€™t find so I worked in a construction site it wasnâ€™t easy of fun but I had to live.
My father told me â€śkeep on dreaming and working till your dreams come trueâ€ť. I applied to so many scholarships and at the moment when I had almost stopped believe in humanity, I got an email from the Global Platform announcing my scholarship to study design in Portugal!
I was so happy and excited that I couldnâ€™t believe it until I landed in Lisbon and saw the Portuguese flag. This program helped me and so many other students.
The Global Platform itâ€™s not like any other scholarship because I feel Iâ€™m home between my family and my friends. My University is one of the best design universities in Portugal (IADE-Creative University). Iâ€™m learning new skills in design, drawing, understanding and explaining ideas. I hope the Program will grow and help more students because we are the ones who will build our beloved country.