Despite my past, I believe that I have developed the inner strength that only comes from having to fight to survive. I would like to tell you my story because I believe that I stand as a true testament to the fact that orphaned young girls can, and must be rescued. I never met my parents. I was left at the doorstep of a mosque when I was 2 days old and orphan care centers were my only refuge. But moving from one center to another made it very difficult to call any place home, and any person a mother. I was unable to allow myself to emotionally attach myself to anyone until I was 18, when I met a man that I believed would rescue me and help me forget my loneliness. He was an orphan as well, living with his siblings, and here my quest to build a better life for myself began.
Because of my inability to truly trust and love the marriage began to fall apart after a year. I guess a broken heart is hard to fix. A friend, who was studying nursing, introduced me to Al Aman Fund, which I eagerly joined and shortly after was enrolled at University. With the support of the social advisor at the Fund, I was able to open up and talk about my experiences and joined a clinic that offers psychological support. I have come a long way and now, with one more year of University ahead of me, I am only one small step away from a whole new beginning.
I am now working on achieving my dream, studying towards a BSc in Special Education for Autism at a leading University to help children in distress.