Saudi mother achieves dream, graduates from university with her daughter

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Time: April 30, 2018

Saleha Assiri, a Saudi mother who did not finish high school before getting married, pursued her education and fulfilled her dream of graduating from college.

Saleha recently graduated in media and communications from King Khalid University while her daughter Maram graduated in business.

In an interview with Al Arabiya.net, Saleha said she overcame all obstacles to resume her education and attain a degree from college and now hopes to find a job that will help her support her children as she is responsible for them.

“I’ve always loved learning but I did not finish my high school education because I married early and moved to the eastern region,” Saleha said, adding that she later became a mother and never got a chance to resume her education.

Few years later, she returned to Abha and when her daughter Maram finished middle school, her mother encouraged her to resume her studies and she did.

“Although I am a housewife and have so many responsibilities, I adapted with the idea of learning again,” she said, adding that she enrolled in the faculty of media and communications because she loves the media sector.

“The day I was accepted into college was like a feast for me,” she said, adding that her mother always encouraged her to finish her education but unfortunately she died last year and did not get a chance to see her graduate.

She added that her children as well as her friends were supportive as they helped her take care of her home and study.

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