Hi, My name is Hadiza Yekeen. I am a Nigerian medical student in my final year, at the university of debrecen, Hungary. I am writing to ask for your help.
I started my journey by coming to Hungary at the age of 17 for my education.. I am raised by a single mom who has worked tirelessly to sponsor my education to the best of her ability. Unfortunately, some years back, Nigeria went into recession which has made things very difficult, with my tuition almost being tripled, and also hampered her ability to earn money. Since then, we have been managing to survive semester by semester, to keep going forward
I have worked consistently hard at my grades with a cGPA of 4.4/5 and a 5 in my last year, and thanks to that, i was also able to get a grade based scholarship at my university in the last 3 years by being above a 4.5, which also helped to reduce some cost. Due to my inability to procure funds, I had to drop out of school in the 1st semester of my last year. For my final year internship, i was able to get an erasmus scholarship opportunity to have my practice in the university of Ghent hospital,Belgium, which i almost lost, and we had to borrow and sell things to be able to pay some of the debt so i was allowed to go.
I was able to get another scholarship to have some more practices in Finland, for which i need to be a registered active student to qualify for. Unfortunately, due to the rest of my tuition debt, I am neither allowed to register in school, nor write my final exams. We have tried other ways to amass funds including searching for loans or looking for jobs, but as I am an international student and a non EU citizen with neither guarantor nor a cosigner, the loan is not an option,and there are limited job opportunities. I have tried every other option i can think of, but nothing has come to fruition.
I am planning on becoming a trauma surgeon and i would love to be given the opportunity to fulfill my dream.
We have fought so hard on our own to get to where we are now, but unfortunately we can't go further alone. I am aware that there is a low chance of this working, but I wanted to at least try. It would be greatly appreciated if you could contribute however amount you can, no matter how little, and if not, share as widely as you can. I am very thankful that you took your time to read this. Thank you very much.