Salamata Bah – From Guinea Republic to Prince George

Salamata attends UNBC and was a 2016 bursary recipient and forwarded this lovely letter of appreciation.

Dear Donors:

Thank for your gift that made me be one of the recipient of the RNFBC 2016 Bursary. I am honestly appreciative of the opportunity that this bursary bring me.

I am currently in my fourth year of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia; I hope to graduate in 2017.  My goal after that is to work here in Prince George and serve back the community and eventually further my education in the health field.

I live in Prince George since 2007 from West Africa, exactly in Guinea Republic.  I have completed four years of medical sciences back in Guinea prior to coming to Canada.  After arriving in Canada, my goal was always to pursuit my education in the health field.

As a mother of four girls, I am currently attending full-time school and occasionally working to overcome my financial need.  Aged of 36, I am the first daughter in my family to attend post-secondary education, and am one of the few women from Africa in general and from Guinea in particular, who have the privilege to go that far in their studies.  This achievement brings me a tremendous joy to be a positive role model for my children and for other young women out there.  I am sincerely grateful for the financial assistance you have provided me, as it is not always easy to manage family, school and work.  This bursary will help pay for my educational expenses, and give some financial freedom that will enable me to concentrate more on my studies.

Thank you again for your generosity and support; God bless you and may the souls of the passed ones rest in peace.  This gift is a wonderful present to me, and I promise that I will continue to work hard to achieve my goals in the futures.


Salamata Bah