Good greetings to all.
The girl wearing the white scarf is my friend. This crowdfunding is done for her and her family, with 0% percentage for myself or any other parties.
She is Siti Najihah bt Mohd Subri, and she is the subject of the story as she will be the main beneficiary of this fund.
She is a MARA scholar for USMKLE International Medical Programme (USMKLE IMP) in Belgaum, India. It is an accredited medical school by the MQA Malaysia. She has also been an exemplary student, since her school years up till university.
Najihah's parents have both passed away in 2015 and 2016 respectively, leaving her and her 5 siblings to fend for themselves, living with their elderly grandparents in Langkawi.
Najihah is the 2nd eldest child. The eldest is currently furthering her masters studies in China, also on MARA loans. She has finished her studies but will be bonded with the government for several years. The 3rd eldest sister (Cik Ah) has since stopped her education at STPM level, working as a waitress in order to raise their 3 youngest siblings, aged 8, 9 and 16 respectively.
Najihah recently was required to repeat her final paper for USMKLE IMP at the USM Health Campus in Kubang Kerian. She currently lives there with no nearby relative to support her as all the relatives are in Langkawi. And, as she had to repeat her paper, she is required to pay 50% of her MARA loan, which amount to more than RM270,000.00.
As her friend, I plea to you to think of her young siblings and how they are surviving without parents nor stable support. Think of Cik Ah and how she lets go of her education in order to provide for her siblings. And think of Najihah and the immense emotional, mental and financial burden weighed upon her shoulders right now.
As such, I call upon the kind souls of Malaysia, to donate any amount that you deem fit, for the family. Every bit of help counts in ensuring the siblings can continue in their education and livelihood.
And with that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.