Hi, my name is Blessing Tomas Simbine. This is my 4th year of medical course. I had been benefiting from the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation donation fund since my propaedeutic year in 2019 till now, 2023; meaning that the help from you had made an accompany on my studies in an extended way.
Actually I just started with the first block of the year, no expecting much difference from the 3rd year as both have a similar approach. I passed through some difficulties during the last year some due to health situations, some due to socioeconomic situations and others to complexity of the content of the blocks. It was hard to overwhelm but I fought in all ways. The inspiration I get from the foundation and the family of students among here make me feel like to rise and continue despite of those occurrences.
In fact, because of a clear step up from 2nd to 3rd year things went very different. 7 classic steps of PBL were by then 7 clinic steps, normal body function turn into abnormal body function learning. Everything was practically changed. So there was a need to reevaluate the studying methods and adjustments on time using. In many case I could not be capable to read to the end of the main goals of the given tasks by the amount and extension of the topics to consider.
My wishes are to see you proud. So I will put my effort to earn a better progress. I will always put you in count.
Thank to you DFM foundation by the support.
I wish you the best!
Blessing Tomas Simbine (Master Gapongo).
First of all, I would like to greet all members of DFM and to wish you a good health.
I am doing this report to describe my progress within last year (2021), that I was doing the second year of medicine. The year was very interesting, I learn many things, not only science or theory at the faculty, but also it was the first year that I had opportunity to be with patients. It was a wonderful time because I used to compare many thinks that I learnt with real events, and also I learned how to lead with different people. On the other side, the pandemic affected seriously my studies, in part because of lack of conditions (computer, cellular) to the new modality that adapted, we used to get lessons online, but it was very difficult to read and participate without computer or cellular.
I thank God for the power that he gives us daily. I worked hard to pass through these difficulties and now I am in the third year, and I have the faith that he will give me the same power during my studies.
Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the DFM foundation, especially Dr. Gitta and Dr. Harry for the help.
Blessingui Tomas Simbine
Hi! my name is Blessingui Tomas Simbine, student of second year of medicine. Firstly, I want to greet all members of DFM foundation and to thank you for the help that you give us.
Studies are going bit by bit. I started to study first year of medicine last year, but because of pandemic, I finished this year, 2021. After that, I started the second year at the middle of the first semester of the year and I have done the exam of the first block, but I’m still waiting for the result.
I had serious difficulties during the first year, in apart because of pandemic, but also because of my particularly conditions. At the beginning of last year we were studying normally using the method PBL, but we soon changed and started using online lessons. It demanded electronic objects (computer and cellphone), not only, but also megabytes. At the same period, beginning of quarantine, I have been stolen computer and cellphone; it affected negatively my studies, because I hadn’t ways to read and to participate in tutorials sections. In the same year I had serious problems of my eyes, especially when we were preparing to do examinations of blocks. The association of these two situations (lack of Electronics Medea and problems of eyes), was a troublesome thing that I had not ever seen, because I did some exams before finishing reading. Sometimes I didn’t finish my exam because of lack of vision. It was very difficult to pass with these conditions, but I did my best, finally I passed “os fins justifica os meios“.
I am grateful to all of you, especially to Dr. Gitta, for the attention that you give us especially during this pandemic period.
First, I would like to thank God for all that he has done and that he is still doing in my life.
He blessed me by giving this opportunity and I always receive blessings to perform my dreams. Now I am in the first year of medicine. Last year I was in propaedeutic year, it was very difficult to forecast (preview) about the results in first days but by effort and because of my life be under control by God, I passed.
I learned many things in propaedeutic year, not only situations related with science, but also situations related with life, for example, there were many students of different provinces, different religions, different cultures and with different behavior. It means it was very important to me to know how to lead with each of them.
Manica province (Mossurize) BlessinguiTomásSimbine