My favourite quote is “Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond…”
With a mother that grew up in apartheid South Africa as a previously disadvantage citizen her main focus was on giving me the best possible school education to enable me live a "better" life she had. As a single parent she was not able to provide me with "luxuries" however she provide me with the best education she could afford. My mother has been working in the non-profit sector for the last 12 years and have introduced me to the needs and vulnerabilities of the marginalised communities in South Africa. This have created within me a great sense and responsibility to uplift and help the less fortunate wherever possible.
I am not the greatest public speaker however I love people and my interest in biology in school have created in me a passion for medicine. The last three years as a medical student have given me great fulfillment in helping others even in the smallest way. I feel fortunate to study medicine in South Africa as medical students work with patients from their second year and is required to work a certain amount of hours per quarter in the module of medicine they are covering and thus as a student I get the opportunity to assist patients or the doctors treating patients. In addition I volunteer at a community clinic in a low income community and this expose me to more medical processes and procedures and conditions i have not covered yet in my studies.
Although my mother have saved money for my tertiary studies we had run out of funds after my second year due to the high course fees of a medical degree (twice the cost of a BSc degree). I have been unsuccessful in my bursary applications and currently need your help to pay for my third year to assist me reaching my dream to serve others through my medical studies.
I am thankful for every contribution no matter how small, after all its not the amount but the act that is important because your drop will contribute to fill my bucket. "Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean"