Sohaib is from Palestine. He wants to train as a specialist doctor but due to the occupation and ailing economy he is unable to afford the fees it takes to study a French access course necessary for his medical degree in France. He is passionate about medicine and understands the need for specialisms in Palestine, particularly after the Gaza war from which many people are still suffering from horrific injuries.
Having visited Palestine and getting to know Sohaibs family over many years, I have come to understand Palestines desperate need for specialists. Sohaib inspired me with his passion to study as a doctor from a young age and his unwavering commitment in training in the local hospital. Palestine cannot offer him the medical degree that he seeks, therefore if he can study in France and gain a degree in medicine, this can only profoundly and positively impact future generations in Palestine.
It is a requirement of universities in France to do a French access course. These are very expensive. The first 7 months will cost 4000 pounds and then 1000 will be spent on living costs. After that he can apply for a full university scholarship.
After 4 years of his medical degree he then aims to specialise in reconstructive surgery, which is a desperately needed specialism in the West Bank and Gaza.