Meet Sabreen Zayed
Sabreen Zayed graduated with a diploma degree in Nursing from Al-Makassed College in Jerusalem. “I was sitting at home doing nothing when I heard of the Nursing training from a friend,” the training was implemented by Palestine Education For Employment (PEFE), and supported by GIZ on behalf of the German government. “I went online to do some background search on PEFE, and I saw a former nursing training they implemented in Nablus, so I felt it might be a good experience, and I applied.”
The training consisted of three components, targeted graduates from different educational institutions in Jerusalem. The first two components were Workplace Success and English for Nursing, which trained participants on professional ethics, communication with colleagues, building self- confidence, teamwork, and English terminology used in nursing. “I quite enjoyed these trainings, where all the work was in groups, which helped us get to know each other, accept others opinions and respect them. And I also enhanced my English speaking skills, and became more confident in speaking in public.”
The third training was a technical nursing training, “This training had very rich material. We discussed highly important topics like the infection control, where we discussed standard principles for infection prevention and control focusing on hospital environmental hygiene and hand hygiene, both of which are crucial to the prevention of diseases. We aslo talked about the quality of health services, basic life support, and work ethics,” says Atheer.
“After a week from the training, I had a job interview opportunity. Before this experience, I never felt assured in my capacities when applying to job interviews, but now I went confidently without any hesitation. In the interview I told them immediately about what I had learned in the training, and I demonstrated the skills I gained. The employer was very impressed and hired me later on.” She is now a nurse in Baladna Medical Center.
“I hold the deepest gratitude for PEFE and GIZ for awarding us with this opportunity and motivating us to move forward, and develop ourselves. Due to the human nature of the nursing profession, I believe that I greatly serve my own community doing this job, moreover, I encourage all the graduate nurses to take this training, especially that these kinds of opportunities aren’t always available.”