Not more 18 ½ years old, Youmna is the fourth of 5 daughters in her Palestinian family. The family lives in the small village of Jabal al Mukaber on the eastern edge of Jerusalem. Being a young girl, she was aware that if she wanted to achieve something in her life, she would have to work very hard. Aware of this and highly motivated, she made a special effort at school and eventually achieved an excellent high school diploma (grade point average 99.1%) with great success. Now she has started to study medicine at Al-Qud University in East Jerusalem/Abu Dies. She wants to become a doctor, maybe a pediatrician, to be able to help other people. We support her with a scholarship.