Awarding Ceremony of 89 HOPES students from Syria and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

Awarding Ceremony of 89 HOPES students from Syria and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

Erbil, 16 July 2018. The EU-funded HOPES project held a ceremony  to award 89 students from Syria and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) with scholarships for a two years Diploma, Bachelor, and Master degrees at several universities.

The ceremony took place at the Erbil International Hotel and was attended by representatives of the Delegation to the European Union to Iraq, the KRG Ministry of Higher Education, and several national and international educational institutions.

The event was opened by his Excellency Dr. Yosif Goran, KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Head of the EU Office to Erbil, Ms. Clarisse Pasztory, the HOPES project deputy director, Dr. Abdel Nasser Hindawi as well as HOPES student representative, Mr. Louay Salman Haji.

After the opening, the scholarship certificates were awarded to 89 students, of which 48 are women.

To date, HOPES has granted 459 full scholarships in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. These scholarships and the regular follow up with the students are helping them pursue their educational path and prepare them for challenges of their future.

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