Rasha is an experienced journalist who has covered a diverse range of issues ranging from business and youth to citizenship and culture. She also has extensive experience in website management and online publishing. Rasha holds bachelor’s degrees in English literature from Damascus University, in dramatic arts from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, and in journalism from Damascus Open University. She has participated in a number of prestigious training programs hosted by organizations such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the BBC, Deutsche Welle, the United Nation University-International Leadership Institute, The Fund for American Studies, and the Foreign Press Centre of Japan.
A local non-profit organization based in Damascus seeks to empower women and young people by providing legal and educational guidance.
Syrian students who seek advanced degrees have difficulty applying to overseas programs. Inside the country, they question the quality of their education.
A survey of Syrian students seeking advanced degrees found that many have broad personal and civic ambitions. But they face many obstacles.
The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.
For many refugees in the Arab region, entrepreneurship is a chance to build an independent life. But doing so is not easy in many host countries.
A reporter’s book about a group of refugee children from a variety of backgrounds shows how a good school, and a good teacher, can help.
A project of the Mediterranean Universities Union is setting up support units at institutions in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
An organization based in Portugal that has been helping Syrian students continue their university studies now wants to accelerate those efforts.
This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.