Dana – Thom Collegiate

As an Egyptian female, raised in Saudi Arabia, I have gone through many transitions in my life. I lived in Saudi Arabia for eight years and then moved to Regina in 2014. This experience has made me an adventurous and social person who enjoys travelling and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds to learn about the many different cultures in the world.

As a newcomer to Canada, I felt lonely but was able to improve my English and make new friends. With the support of my family, teachers and friends, I was able to achieve high marks and receive two Achievement Awards and Proficiency Awards at Thom Collegiate over the past two years. I enjoy volunteer work as it teaches compassion and understanding. I have volunteered at William Booth, Ranch Ehrlo Society and at my school in the Community Coffee House, helping newcomers to Canada to learn English.

I plan on studying kinesiology at the University of Regina and then moving to Saskatoon to attend medical school. My biggest dream is to become a pediatrician because I love kids. I hope to build a charity hospital for kids to provide treatment for poor and uninsured families. Also I hope to travel to countries in Africa and other parts of the world to treat sick kids. I really believe it’s important for us to help others becaues as Albert Pine says, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”