Fatima Zohra, a law graduate from Algeria, has been awarded a one-year scholarship by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation to study for a Diploma in Communicative Japanese at SOAS, University of London.
Fatima arrived in London during October and has adapted to London and her studies with great enthusiasm. She appeared on Algerian TV in 2015 alongside Carolyn Perry, Director of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, and talked about her interest in learning Japanese and Korean, which she studied at the same time as taking her Law degree at Beni Messous University in Algiers.
Once she has completed her programme of study at SOAS, Fatima will return to Algeria where she plans to open a school to teach Japanese. Fatima explained that there are many young people interested in both Japanese language and culture, so she plans to share her knowledge with them on her return. She will do “whatever it takes” to make her dream come true!
Patron and Chairman, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, has for many years supported educational reform in Algeria and met with the Minister for National Education, Madame Nouria Benghabrit, during January 2015 to review progress made in the education sector since the Education Reform Programme, which he financed in collaboration with UNESCO during 2005.