My name is Nina Nyafuna. I am 20 years old and a Gambian by nationality. I am a hard working student that graduated from Saint Joseph’s Senior Secondary School in 2016 with eight(8) credits and a pass in mathematics which I sat for a repeated exam and credited. I applied at the University of The Gambia and got admission to study Economics. I started studying in January 2017 and am studying hard to have good grades.
I am really in need of the scholarship to continue my education and contribute towards nation development but as at the moment am not financially strong. I am the only child in my family that has made it to university. My parents have eight(8) children and I am the fourth child. My father is a mason and mother is a housewife which makes it hard for them to continue paying my tuition fee because it is expensive. My father asked me to look for scholarship or else my education will have to end. I am a student that has so much interest in education because I believe it is the only key to success and these can be achieve through your help in granting me scholarship.
If I am offered the scholarship, I will double up my effort in making sure that you would not regret giving me an opportunity to move on. I will work harder to produce excellent grades and make you proud and the community at large. A degree in Economics will be a dream come true and also assist in moving the nation forward. I really need the scholarship and hoping to hear from you soon
Fall semester 2018
The term went smoothly. I attended every lecture I registered and concentrate in class. I study at home to make sure I understand better what I have been taught. I also attend tutorial classes
Spring semester 2019
This year is going smoothly. I have been attending lectures and also tutorial classes to help me understand more on the courses I am studying
Fall semester 2019
It was not okay. Lectures were going well and smoothly
Spring semester 2020
Things were going smoothly in the beginning but when the virus got out of hand, everything become stagnant but with the online classes, I am managing to catch up.
Fall semester 2020
2020 has been a very challenging year. The online classes where not favorable because in The Gambia, we have poor connection which made it hard to follow up with classes.
Spring semester 2021
Things have been a little better last semester as I was able to tackle up my courses with at least no fail.
The online classes has not been that easy as it comes up with alot of challenges like stress, lack of continues access to power and sometimes megabytes to attend the online classes.
I applied for internship at various banks in The Gambia. I was luckily given an internship offer by Access Bank Gambia for 3 months which was later extended to 6 months. After my last two exams paper last semester, I applied for job in different banks again and was given a job offer by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd which I started this month. I am currently working on getting my attestation from the University whiles waiting for my graduation.
I am very grateful and am saying a big Thank You to AforA for offering me scholarship to further my education. If it was not for you, it would have been very hard for me to continue my studies. You have contributed alotto making me a successful person in the future and I will forever be grateful to you. My family is proud of me and my younger ones are looking up to me as a role model. Thank you once again!