Imagine completing three years of medical school and then having to give up because there’s no more money. That’s the heart-wrenching dilemma faced by Saja Issa from Palestine.
Saja lives in a small town in the occupied West Bank, where her father supports eleven people on a part-time salary.
Through hard work and determination, Saja achieved excellent grades and gained a place at Al Quds Medical School, on a government scholarship. But funding shortages meant the scholarship fell through, leaving Saja and her family to pay her university fees. Against the odds, they found enough for her to complete the first three years, but with three years still to go, and the money has run out.
Saja is trying whatever she can to earn the money, but she is already in debt, and with very few job prospects and fees of £25,000, she really needs our help. Just over £4000 (equivalent in Israeli shekels) will secure her place for the next six months and from there a similar amount is required for each six month semester over three years.
If she completes her degree, Saja will not only be able to help herself, but also her family, her community and even beyond! Please help Saja to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor and through this, so much more inshaAllah!