Here is Faiza’s update after she received her second bursary thanks to an anonymous donor:
“My name is Faiza, a third-year medical student studying at Al Azhar University in Gaza.
As Gazans, we wake up every day trying to find hope in the little things around us; we count any remaining blessings in our life and try to manage everything in any possible way.
As a medical student living in Gaza where there has been an on-going hard socio-economic crisis for a couple of years now, my family and I have been facing many hardships in covering the university fees and the expenses of studying medicine.
However, last year my blessings increased by one; which is FQMS; they took my circumstances into consideration and offered help whenever possible, they have helped me twice so far to pay my university debts and get the chance to do my exams and receive my scores.
No words could ever explain how much I am grateful and blessed for their continuous care, support, and consideration of my circumstances. Without FQMS support indeed I would never have walked my educational journey in Medicine School with confidence and comfort.