His name is Hasan, 22 years old, nominating to be a doctor…. Hasan came to Turkey with his family five years ago due to war in his country. After learning Turkish, he took an examination for foreign students (YÖS) and he is in 3rd grade in Medical Faculty now. Hasan would like to express his gratitude towards both Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and GlobalGiving for providing book support within ‘Education Versus Lost Project’.
‘During the war in Syria my grandfather fell ill, unfortunately, we couldn’t help him. I decided to be a doctor in order to help people’ says Hasan. He aims to specialize in one of the fields of genetics, cardiology, or internal medicine in the future. He is reminding the doctor’s struggle during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hasan adds ‘Doctor's struggle encouraged me for doctorship. I hope we don’t face with another pandemic, if it happens, I want to work with other doctors at the forefront of pandemic.
Due to the fact that young refugees need financial support to enroll in universities,they are supposed to take foreign student examination requiring an enrollment fee, says Hasan. In addition, he states that ‘In order to pay their rents students need to work since their family cannot financially support them after enrolling in universities. Furthermore, families have cut off their kitchen expenses with a view to supporting their children. Families need to make big sacrifices.’.
Hasan, thanks on behalf of young refugees to ASAM and GlobalGiving for their support. ‘They have been conducting good projects to support young students. Education is very essential, with the education we have been receiving here, we will build a better future once we return to our country. I had support in buying my books which means a lot to me.’ says Hasan.
(Note: The real name of the beneficiary has been changed.)