I am grateful for the opportunity to meet and make friends with different people from the motherland. The moments of service and interactions in AFAM are part of my cherished and memorable experiences in Sendai. Thank you, AFAM family, for adding flavour to my stay in the land of the rising sun. Ultimately, my profound gratitude goes to God, Almighty who gave me the privilege to also study at Tohoku University and graduate successfully.
Alhamdulillah Robil Alamin for everything!
Remember: Intelligence plus character that’s the goal of true education, and the investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Finally, every person you meets knows something you don’t; So learn from them.
My PhD experience in Tohoku University is a reminder of the fact that such a rigorous pursuit is more about motivation and resilience and less about brilliance.
I am now a medical Virologist. Thanks for all your encouragements and support.
Distinguished AFAM family members and graduates class of 2020 I am honored and humbled to be part of this family. My name is Zobidah Yousif Elamin and I am graduating with a master degree from graduate school of Medicne, Medical science program. I am deeply indebted to the organisers of this memorable event for the opportunity afforded me. No doubt, there exists an impressive pool of scholars in AFAM family who are able to make better contributions than I can. I hope you find something of interest in my modest address. Let me start by congratulating the graduates of 2020. Indeed, your hard work has culminated in this momentous occasion. The graduation ceremony remains one of the most memorable events in anybody’s life. This comes at the end of a long journey of academic and social preparations. This ceremony tells you that you are now prepared to begin your life to achieve your life purpose. I note with gratification that most of us students have pursued programs in key areas central to our country’s economic development priorities and scarce and critical skills. This is a remarkable achievement as these are the cardinal drivers of our African vision. I must remind my self and every one that, we have the opportunity to use our education to do good. I hope we strive for more than just the good feeling that service provides, because I know this for sure, that doing good actually makes you better. So, whatever field we choose, if we operate from the paradigm of service, our life will have more value and we will be happy. Use our job as a platform to serve others. I wish to end with one of my favourite quotes from Martin Luther King. Dr. King said, “Not everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” He said, “You don’t have to have a university degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato or Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
May our services be the highlight of our African nation future.
I thank you for featuring me in your plate forms. Best regards Zobidah
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, don’t let the entire staircase overwhelm you. The journey to my masters degree taught me to take it one step at a time and trust my own process. Till we all win, we are all a work in progress!!!
I would like to thank my family and the AFAM community for the continued support