Name: Anna Marie Sambou
Date of Birth: 28-11-1997
Country: The Gambia
Study: Nursing [level: Bachelor]
Why I need the iSTEPup Foundation
My name is Anna Marie Sambou. A Gambian by birth 23 years old. I was inspired to be a nurse at a very tender age. When I was given the opportunity to be in a Red Cross group in my junior year in school.
Meanwhile, my desire for nursing emanated from carrying out activities as I was actively serving the Red Cross. That’s where my passion and zeal for nursing was ignited. This passion became stronger when I got the chance to work as a nursing volunteer.
As a young industrious lady of great potential and big dreams, it has always been my desire to serve Humanity and my nation, because I find joy in there. With the help of my buddy Naomi and the iSTEPup Foundation I can now fulfil my dreams to become a nurse!
Naomi Vanbeselaere, General Practitioner.
I’m 31 years old lady and work as a general practitioner in Belgium.
After graduating in family medicine as a doctor in 2018, I packed my suitcases and left for the Gambia (the smiling coast of Africa). A low resource country where medical care is scarce and young people with talent often cannot pursue a medical degree because of financial shortages.
Although my passion is to work in the field as a doctor, I started to realise that another way to attribute to health care in Africa, is to train locals in the field by giving them acces to education.