Student Profiles – LumaAmman
Jesuit Worldwide Learning
Luma joined the Diploma program in Amman with a thirst for knowledge.
“I consider myself lucky to have this chance because this Diploma is inclusive for all aspects of life that will open the way for me to be an effective member of my community and of the world.”
Political Thought and Sociology were of particular interest and Luma eventually opted for the Social Work concentration. Being a part of group discussions with peers from different backgrounds and with diverse experiences allows her to learn about different cultures, other countries, and makes for particularly memorable moments. She recalls the first day she met with fellow students at the learning center:
“[…] we were from different countries (Iraq, Sudan, Somalia). I felt that I really live in this world and nothing could differentiate us like colors, race, religion, or anything else. We are the same, so I feel humanity brings us together.”
Change is already apparent, as Luma finds she is a better listener, more patient, tolerant, and considerate of other people’s views, while also feeling more confident about her abilities. She has opted for the Social Work concentration and is already applying her knowledge as a volunteer with the Jordanian Red Crescent and Noor AlHussein Foundation, where she works with persons with disabilities.
The realities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic present some challenges but Luma and her classmates have been supporting and motivating each other to continue with their studies.
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