Daniella is 27 years old. She had known for a long time that she wanted to forge a career in nursing, but as she explains, "Unfortunately I didn't have the wherewithal to cover the cost of a nursing degree, living in dorms or renting an apartment."

"I gave up on my dream and got a job, but then I heard about the Ethiopian Nursing Scholarship program and it felt like a door was opening for me," she added.

Daniella has just successfully finished her preparatory (mechina) year which has prepared her for the academic track. She observes, "the program is not as easy as I thought it would be, but this is still very much what I want."

"I look forward to being a compassionate, caring, sensitive and understanding nurse. This has been my dream for a long time," she said.

 I want to thank all the people who support this wonderful program.

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