Friday, May 27, 2011
BHT had agreed to sponsor Subashini USD7,000 for her medical education in Indonesia
BHT had agreed to sponsor Subashini USD7,000 for her medical education in Indonesia and to date, BHT has disbursed USD5,300 and we will be disbursing USD1,700 shortly. She has completed her studies but the University is not allowing her to proceed with the oath taking ceremony (2 June 2011) until the pending 13th and 14th semester fees are paid. Subashini has now appealed to the trust to sponsor her a further sum of USD3,500 for the 13th and 14th semester fees.

Here is the letter from Subashini:

Subashini Kamalanathan

I was born on 10 July 1984 in Johor Bahru. I am the eldest in the family and I have a younger brother, Kumarasingam who is currently studying automobile skills in Ipoh. My father, Mr.Kamalanathan was working with Mardec in Kulai, Johor Bahru as a Supervisor before he passed away in 1988 due to a heart attack. My mum, Thanalakshmy was working as an operator in Maxtor, Singapore and she passed away in 2006 due to asthma.

I studied in Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Infant Jesus Convent, Johor Bahru and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Infant Jesus Convent, Johor Bahru before moving on to do my matriculation in Bet Composite Pre-university College, India in 2002. I then entered Andalas University in 2004 as a first year medical student. As part of the medical course, we have classes, practical, skill labs, discussions with lecturer with just 10 students in a group and after each 7 weeks we have an evaluation. After we finished our theory, we have to attend an oath taking ceremony. After the oath taking ceremony, we have to attend clinical procedures in hospitals with 6 small departments for 4 weeks in Dermatology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Public health, ENT and with 4 big departments for 8 weeks in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery. After the clinical procedures, we have to wait for 2 weeks and when small clinics are free of clinical students, we will be divided into groups for 10 weeks for 2nd rotation. After this 2nd rotation, we will take part in the oath taking ceremony.

During my third year as a medical student, my mother who was paying all my fees passed away suddenly due to asthma and I couldn't get help from my relatives to pay for the fees. My senior sister's dad, Uncle Amarnath, introduced me to Benevolent Hearts Trust (now known as Kendall Court Trust), who agreed to sponsor USD8,800 towards my medical education at Andalas University.

I wish to thank Benevolent Hearts Trust for their generosity. Without scholarship patrons like BHT, there would be many students such as myself unable to pursue the career they have dreamed of.
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