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Photo of Rehab, ECE Aid recipient from Syria. Block quote: "I think this evaluation will be the big opportunity I need."Rehab is from Damascus, Syria. She studied engineering for five years and graduated from Damascus University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical and textile engineering. She fled her war-torn country in 2015 looking for a safe place for her and her family to live.  Once she arrived in America, Rehab enrolled in an English as a Second Language program (ESL). However, Rehab knew in order to find a better job she would have to figure out a way to use the degree she had already worked so hard to earn. Rehab soon discovered Upwardly Global, an organization that helps skilled immigrants and refugees rebuild their careers in the United States. Upwardly Global has been a participant of ECE® Aid since the beginning of the year. Rehab was awarded a fee waiver through Upwardly Global and received her completed credential evaluation soon after sending her educational documents to ECE. While she job hunts, Rehab has decided to utilize volunteering as her way to master the English language.

“I would like to thank you so much for the work that you've done to evaluate my degrees. I think this evaluation will be the big opportunity I need to advance my education and get a good job in the U.S.” - Rehab