Personal information

Name: Mesfin Tefera Dagnaw

Date of Birth: 1999

Country: Ethiopia

Study: Nursing

Study information

Study: Nursing (3 years)

University: Universal Medical College (source:

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Start date: November 2019

Graduation: 2021

Costs per year for iSTEPup: $420 [~€380] (source: click here)

Why I need the iSTEPup Foundation 

My families are farmers who always encourage me to keep learning and upgrade myself with knowledge. Even now, I have a great desire of knowledge and curiosity about new knowledge.

I spent 12 years in Elementary, High school and preparatory with high education performance to be a great nurse. Now I have finished my high school study and passed the national examination with a great score. But after I passed the national examination I can`t continue the next level because of many problems of my family and my country.

I am highly eager to apply for nursing for the reason that I am always dreaming about to be a nurse and help people by saving their life. Ethiopia is one of the developing countries in the world; the people die and suffer by the shortage of professional nurses. So, I am always dreaming to be a nurse since when I was a little kid.


Clarinus Nauta

I met Mesfin in Lalibela on March 7, 2018.
He wanted to walk with me to practice his English.
Mesfin released a lot in me. He is a Christian and determined to help his people.
After returning to the Netherlands I occasionally transferred money.
Now others can also help Mesfin.

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