Aisha: I Want To Help Others Fulfil Their Dreams
Aisha Ali is on a mission. Not for her own benefit but for those who wish to pursue studies in medicine but aren’t able to do so because of financial constraints.
But this mission is after she fulfils her own dream to become a doctor, having had the experience and being able to stand on her own two feet.
The 18-year-old Lautoka Muslim College student was a step closer to this mission when she was announced the Dux during last week’s prizegiving ceremony.
Her parents, both teachers, were proud of their daughter who also took part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme, for which she was awarded a gold medal for participation.
She travelled to Tauveqaveqa in Ba where she assisted senior citizens in the area after Tropical Cyclone Winston.
But not all has been easy for the lass whose father Faiyaz Ali teaches at Cuvu College, Sigatoka, and mother, Rozina, who teaches at Lautoka Muslim College.
“I stayed home for two weeks before I started preparing for my final exams because I had chickenpox,” she said.
Yet she is determined that her plans would fall into place when her hopes to join the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is successful. She wants to specialise in Neuroscience.
Aisha plans to do her practical as a doctor and wishes to provide financial assistance to at least five people every year to complete their studies at the institution.
“I also feel that graduates pursuing their studies in medicine need to mentor the young ones so that we can have an efficient and viable medical services in Fiji which can rival the overseas hospitals.
“I feel that people have to pay exorbitant fees to get treated overseas.”
The head girl topped the school in 2015 by scoring the highest mark in the Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination.
This year, she attained the highest mark in the Term 2 examinations with more recognitions along.