Rasha Faek

Rasha Faek

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.

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Syrian Refugees Are Often Steered Into Illegal Jobs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

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.

New Programs Encourage Refugee Entrepreneurs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

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.

How Refugee Children Thrived in an American Classroom

Rasha Faek / 16 Jul 2018 / Opinion

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.

Help for Syrian Students in Countries Close to Home

Rasha Faek / 01 May 2018 / News

A project of the Mediterranean Universities Union is setting up support units at institutions in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.

Group Seeks ‘Quantum Leap’ in Aid for Refugee Students

Rasha Faek / 30 Apr 2018 / News

An organization based in Portugal that has been helping Syrian students continue their university studies now wants to accelerate those efforts.

Monitoring Quality in Arab Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / Resources

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.

A Regional Survey: How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / News

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.

Listening to the Voices of Syrians, Unadulterated

Rasha Faek / 31 Jul 2017 / Opinion

An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.

Many Scholarships Don’t Meet Syrians’ Needs

Rasha Faek / 30 May 2017 / Resources

Scholarship offerings for refugees are inadequate, both in quantity and quality, says a new British Council report.