Saif Ullah

Student scholarship, 2017, 2018, 2019

My name is Saif Ullah, and I am 20 years old. I belong to a remote yet beautiful valley called Shimshal, which is the last village in the Hunza district. We are a family of six members, and I am the youngest.
I am a 2nd-year MBBS student, studying in a renowned university in China. I am pursuing my dream of becoming a Neurosurgeon, and every day I keep myself motivated to learn new things, to dream big, to help humanity and only making a name for myself is not enough, to be able to contribute my part in the field of Neuroscience is what I dream about. The brain is a complex organ, and the contribution of scientists towards this field is admirable, yet, I believe there is so much more to know and discover about the brain and its complex functions. What intrigues me the most about the brain is what makes it the brain, the complex central nervous system, how hungry our brain is? How does it change with age? How much of our brain can we use?

One more brave and advanced step science has taken recently is about transplanting the head; researches like this keeps me motivated, and I am anxiously waiting for the day when I will step into
this field after my Graduation in MBBS, completing my first significant Step towards my Dream. So I have been reminding myself from the day one when I attended the first lecture, I remember I was
feeling anxious and excited and at the same time proud to be getting this knowledge which will help me learn about science and to be able to serve humanity no matter where or when in the world.

I am very grateful to the Shimshal Trust scholarship committee, who have helped me along with my family in making it possible for me to get my desired education.