When we began Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship 20 episodes ago, Houda was focused on studying journalism and political science. But over the past year, she has shifted her plans to nursing.
In this episode, we discuss how her future in nursing has its roots in her past in Syria and in the United States. And we touch on what Houda’s religion teaches about women in a medical setting—as professionals and as patients. Including the first Muslim nurse: Rufaida Al-Aslamia, who practiced nursing in the time of Mohammed.
Houda’s planning to begin her professional studies while still in high school, thanks to Pima County’s Joint Technical Education District (JTED). It offers students like Houda a chance to graduate from high school with a vocation. Ready to work. Ready to start earning. Ready to start supporting their families and their futures.
JTED is eligible for Arizona Public School Tax Credit donations, so keep it—and the students like Houda who are helped by it!—in mind as you consider what donations to make for your 2017 state tax credits!
هدى/Houda: من هنا :نحن في أيدي آمنة
Melanie/ميلاني: From here we are in safe hands.