Give Guyanese Students Access to University

by SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University

Project Report | Jun 13, 2017
Meet Natifa, one of our newest SAGE Scholars!

By Katie Fotofili | Project Leader

Natifa, 2016 SAGE Scholar
Natifa, 2016 SAGE Scholar

Last year we welcomed three new scholars to the SAGE family! We recently caught up with one of our newest scholars, Natifa, to talk about her first year at the University of Guyana, where she is studying Medecine.

1. What has been your favorite class this year?

My favorite courses this year have been both first and second
semester English. I have always loved English because it enables me to
express my thoughts and ideas in writing.

2. What was your proudest moment this year?

My proudest moment this year was receiving my grades. It feels good to
reap the benefits of hard work. My most exciting moments were during
labs. The lab exercises really piqued my interest especially applying
the results of the labs to the body. For example, we did a lab
investigating buffers. We learned about how the blood acts as a
buffer in humans to ensure their survival.

3. How was your adjustment to life at UG? 

University life is definitely different from high school life. I faced
two main challenges: the difference in delivery of content and the
difference in class size. To cope with the former I had to ensure that
I changed my way of learning. Hence, some friends and I initiated a
studying group that made a remarkable difference in the content I
remembered. To cope with the latter I had to ensure that I went to
class early enough.

4. What does being a SAGE scholar mean to you?

Being a SAGE scholar means that I have been entrusted with the
opportunity to better myself and by extension my country, by a body
(SAGE) that believes I have the ability to do so. This gives me a
sense of responsibility and encourages me to push my limits.

We are currently reviewing applications for this year's SAGE scholarship! This is the first year we have used an online application, and we have seen a major increase in the number of applicants.Your support directly impacts the number of students we are able to fund each year. Thank you for your generosity! 



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SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Katie Fotofili
Los Angeles , CA United States
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