Jamal, a 4th year medical student at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), was accepted for a full undergraduate scholarship through our partnership with the Madrinha Trust last year. Read about his experience:
“I am Jamal a 22 year-old medical student at IUG. I belong to a family that consists of 10 members: my mother , 3 brothers, 5 sisters and me. My father died in 2007 when I was 10 years old. My mother took the responsibility to raise and educate her sons and daughters.
During this time my mother faced some difficulties concerning our financial sate and these difficulties were exacerbated when I decided to study medicine at IUG. Unfortunately, the fees in the Faculty of Medicine are extremely high. Because of that the need for a scholarship became very necessary, so that I could reach my dream of becoming a great doctor.
At this time, the Madrinha Trust responded to our need and gave me the wonderful opportunity to join their family. By applying to its programme of helping and supporting students at universities, they built a bridge to my goal. This scholarship solved a large part of the financial problem facing my mother and has made me more responsible and serious about my medical study. Also I get experience about managing my time between studying and developing myself outside of university life.
I am very thankful to your support in my educational route. I think I would’ve faced more obstacles and problems, if I didn’t get the chance to become a member of the Madrinha Trust family. As a result of the continuous observation of my mentor, I have even achieved a higher CGPA. I feel very proud to be a mentee under her supervision.
All of my thanks to you Dr Majd. I believe that I’m going to reach my goal through her help and advice about my studies and social life.”