My name is Salma. I'm a 27 years old female dentist who comes from a failed transnational marriage (My mother is Syrian and my father is Egyptian). I graduated in 2014 with High honors (GPA 3.6). I have always been a hardworking, ambitious and dedicated student and am a helpful and devoted Teaching Assistant in the university I graduated from few years ago.
My undergraduate journey was nothing but a bumpy road and it all stems from the fact that I was systematically mentally, emotionally, financially and sometimes physically abused by my biological father.
Even though I was forced by him into the dental field to fulfill his dreams, he used to humiliate me. He used to stop financial support every semester only to be resumed after desperate pleading and grueling fights. In this process, I graduated in 2014 even though I was supposed to be an alumni of 2012. Therefore, two years were lost in this battle.
This nightmare continued till I graduated my fourth year which was when he decided to completely stop my financial support and all my trails and fights went to no avail. I completely lost hope then and got depressed ..
I had only one year to graduate and to make matters worse he tried to withdraw my papers from university under the false pretense that he was concerned for my safety in lights of the past unstable political scene in Egypt and wanted me to continue my studies else where.
Luckily, he failed. At the time, I was saved by my mom's savings and successfully graduated and ended my internship year. Unfortunately, my mother can't support me anymore since she doesn't have any more savings and salaries here are barely enough to make ends meet.
It took me a great amount of time pondering why would someone do this to his kid only to know that he is sexist. He hates females.
I tried reconnecting but he refused to have any kind of relationship or own up to his responsibility.
Now since I am only a GP (general practitioner) with little experience I am underpaid and in a dire need to start my masters. I need funding to be able to take my masters which I will consider a stepping stone on which I can achieve my dreams and free myself from this nightmare I am living in. I tried working as an English teacher but sadly my income isn't enough to sustain my basic human needs and since the prices are skyrocketing by the minute in Egypt, it will be impossible for me to support myself.
What is the money going to be used for
The major I am planning to study is Endodontics. It has always been my passion ever since I was an undergraduate. The masters program is 3 years. If I was lucky and blessed enough to be funded, the money will be solely used to pay for my fees and materials.
As much as it's hard for me to share this personal information but I'm so desperate. I know I have potential to be a great dentist one day but I just need financial support to achieve greatness!
I can't let this break me.. I have an unwavering faith in my abilities and your kindness. I will forever be grateful if someone help .. anyone really !