Yekta Valikhani, Medical Docter.
Hastings and I met in February 2019, when I did a two month internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Malosa, Zomba, Malawi. I was there for an internship in tropical medicine at the end of my medical studies.
Hasting was one of the first year nurse students on the ward, in addition to his kindness he impressed me with his enthusiasm for working as a nurse. We often sat together to find out what had happened to a patient and he listened attentively when I could give some depth to a case.
Next to being a student, colleague, he also became a friend. We kept in touch and I heard about this highly motivated student’s struggle to finish his studies. With that in mind, I was very excited when I heard about iSTEPup last winter. When I presented this possible opportunity to Hastings, he immediately started collecting all the things needed for the application, another thing that moved me. I really hope that with your donations, our commitment and the organization of iSTEPup we can help him complete his training.