I am Megan Regard, final year BA Law & Psychology students at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
I’m currently twenty years old. I grew up in a bunch of different areas all over South Africa but complete high school in the citrus valley of South Africa, Limpopo, Groblersdal. In 2016 I was lucky enough to start my tertiary studies.
I am busy body volunteer with a passion to make the world a better place. Volunteering plays a big part in my life and career going forward. I believe that with one smile you can make the world a better place. I started volunteering with kids during my high school career and could never get enough of the wonderful feeling. I also taught fun art classes at pre-school during my school breaks because I truly love art and getting creative. As well as, being part of an entertainment team for children at holiday resorts.
I am currently volunteering at New Beginning Haven Orphanage with a diverse group of children, from newborns to nine years old. It is probably the most fulfilling thing in my life. I interned at the Tshwane State Hospital as a trauma counsellor, where we worked with neuro-and spinal patients. As well as completing a counselling course in AIDS that dealt with the sexual environment of university students.
At my university, I am a teachers' assistant for the psychology department and during exam season, I tutor a student with special needs.
Currently, I am in the top 15% in my chosen field of study. I was honoured to be selected as the golden key society. The golden key society recommended me to participate in the ISLP Delegation of Medicine and Science hosted in Australia 20 May 2018.
The ISLP Delegation of Medicine and Science is being held from the 20th May to the 30th May 2018 in Melbourne and Sydney Australia. The cost to attend falls at the $6500, including my flights from South Africa to Australia. This includes accommodation, food and domestic travel service, taxes, lectures etc.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Funding my cause would mean that I can gain expert knowledge to bring back to my community in South Africa. Even a dollar can make a great difference!
BUT WHY, MEGAN?
Not to mention that it a great opportunity to meet new people all over the world but also to learn from the experts in my field.
South Africa is a country with great potential and the need for growth and I believe that even a thing so small can help us understand the perspectives of traditional medicine and western medicine and how the mix together.