Good guy Murdoch University Dubai gives full scholarship to Maid's daughter
Good guy Murdoch University Dubai gives full scholarship to Maid's daughter.
Dubai: The smiles are back on Shahra Jafar Ali’s face. Until last week the Sri Lankan housemaid’s daughter was staring at an uncertain future as lack of funds had put her dream to study further in doubt. But an XPRESS report highlighting her plight has changed her life.
Ever since the December 12 report, Shahra, 17, has been contacted by hundreds of people offering financial assistance.
Not just that, Australia’s Murdoch University Dubai has given her a free seat in a three-year graduation course in Computer Science.
“Having read Shahra’s plight in XPRESS, we at Murdoch University Dubai felt compelled to take action to help this promising student. Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia was founded with the belief that everyone should have access to higher education.
“In the spirit of Sir Walter Murdoch, our namesake, we would like to offer Shahra a full tuition scholarship for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Information Systems to attend Murdoch University’s Dubai campus,” said Dan Adkins, Academic Director — Murdoch University Dubai, Executive Vice-President — Global Institute Middle East.