Category: Small Business
From a small village near Nazareth to the bustling suburb of Kogarah, in Sydney’s south, Dr Majeda Awawdeh left Israel for Australia at the age of 35 to pursue a Ph.D scholarship focusing on Cognitive Load Theory at The University of New South Wales. With little grasp of the English language, a new culture, and no money, Majeda was forced to work, complete a Ph.D and raise three children all on her own. However, she knew deep down that education was going to be her passport to freedom. This same intuition shaped her dream to empower children through education. In 2011, Majeda established a humble tutoring centre called Global Tutoring, however, by 2013 the company had evolved into Global Education Academy (GEA) – an institution focused on transformational learning and ‘teaching for understanding’. Currently servicing hundreds of students across multiple NSW locations, GEA holds ambitious growth plans to inspire future thought leaders nationally.
“I am proud to live in a country where migrants have such opportunities. To be recognised and acknowledged is such a huge feeling of satisfaction and gratitude. And I thank EBA for recognising this. I am so honoured to be a finalist. I believe every small business owner is a winner 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. If my story can inspire one girl/woman/migrant or non-migrant who is in hardship, I call myself a winner.”
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