No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of our knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
How can we lead promising young people to the threshold of their own minds – when they lack, in their own communities and countries, the means, facilities, and opportunities to develop their potential to the fullest?
The Antiochia Scholarship Trust (“AST”), named after the great cosmopolitan city of Antiochia, second most important metropolis of the Roman Empire, located in the Levant, close to the southernmost border between modern Turkey and Syria, tries to answer this question. It endeavors to extend our “faith and lovingness” to promising students in need from the Levant, by helping them realize their dream to pursue their education at Canadian universities and thus, as the great Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran once so eloquently said, to assist them to reveal “that which lies asleep in the dawning of [their] knowledge”.
Find out more about our talented students, how the AST is helping them make their dreams come true, and how you can get involved to help provide vital educational opportunities to young people from a region which now, more than ever, needs our attention, care and support.