Ms. Tresa Dalieh is a former Educate Girls Network scholar from the Health and Science College at Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia. She graduated in June 2018 and is currently working as a volunteer registered nurse at the J.J. Dossen Hospital in Harper City. Our network is so proud of Tresa for following her dreams and becoming a nurse. Here is a recent conversation we had with her.
When did you receive your scholarship?
Tresa: I joined the Educate Girls Network on September 16, 2016. It was the first semester of the academic year 2016/2017 and I was with EGN for two years (4 semesters).
How has the scholarship benefited you?
Tresa: The EGN scholarship benefited me a lot in my studies. EGN has paid both tuition and university fees for me that enabled me to continue my studies while I was not financially able to pay for myself. The scholarship enabled me to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse, because my tuition and fees were paid until my graduation. This is unlike other scholarships where donors only pay tuition for their scholar’s students.
How has the COVID-19 affected you and your studies?
Tresa: The pandemic has affected me in such a way that I have to walk from the hospital to my house every night due to lack of transport because of the lockdown. Since COVID 19 started we have not received any confirmed cases in the J.J. Dossen Hospital. Preventive measures are being put into place including hand washing, wearing a mask by everybody entering the hospital and observing social distance. Everyone is adhering to these measures and it’s working gradually.
Do you have any message for our Network friends or to our donors?
First of all, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to EGN friends and donors for the great support they have given to me during my stay at Tubman University. I very much appreciate the sponsorship and it was a great help to me.
Do you have any plans for the future?
I hope in the near future to get a permanent job with the Ministry of Health in Harper. I would also like to continue further studies, perhaps to do a Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health.