Here, I am Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira, General Medicine Student at Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM) in the Faculty of Science and Health.
I was on holidays and came back at the end of the last month. I loved so much to be on holidays because I travelled to my district (Nhamatanda), to visit my Parents, there, I did a lot of things such as: Cultivate Beans and Maize, helping in home works and going around with some friends of long times ago.
I am writing this letter to the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation to explain how my course is going on; Last year, I was finishing de Pre-clinic phase (grade 4th), and it was very successful.
Right now, I am getting in the last stage of my course (Clinic Phase, grade 5th), with success. I will be in the Hospital Central da Beira (HCB), for two years and after that graduate.
I just want to tell you that my studies are progressing well, since the beginning until now.
By: Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira Beira, on 07 February 2020.
REPORT ABOUT THE PROGRESSION OF MY STUDIES
Here, Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira, I am coming from a peasant family, from the Nhamatanda district, Sofala province.
I started studying in 2002 at Mucheu-Bebedo Primary School, where I attended 1st to 7th grade, it was a school that did not have Secondary Education.. People who successfully completed Primary Education, went to the Village or another place where they could continue their studies.
With me it was not different. When I finished my seventh class in December 2009, with the help of some family members I arrived in the city of Beira to continue my studies, where I enrolled in the João XXIII Secondary School in the year 2010. In this school, I studied 8th through 12th class, that is, from 2010 to 2014.
When I finished 12th grade, two questions came up that needed an answer:
- How can I continue my studies?
- Who will pay the tuition and all the faculty expenses?
In great desperation, a new opportunity arises. I told myself I was not going to miss this great opportunity.
I was one of the candidates for the scholarship to course General Medicine at Catholic University of Mozambique, offered by Doctors for Mozambique and I was able to be selected and it was when I joined the Catholic University of Mozambique.
And now, I am a General Medical Student at the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM) at the Faculty of Health Sciences. I am taking part of Doctors for Mozambique (DFM), since January 2015, after being assessed in the Selection in Nazaré.
I started in the Propaedeutic Year, I had ten (10) subjects of which six were semiannual and four (4) annual. I was able to approve all the subjects without any re-test. From there I was admitted to the First Year of the course mentioned above.
When I arrived at the First Year of Medicine in 2016, things changed drastically, that is: a year before we were using the Classical Method in which the search for knowledge was centered on the Teachers. So, we came across another method, in which students are going to search for knowledge. I had seven (7) modules exams, Four (4) Progress exams and OSCE exams, even so, I was able to approve in all Modules and Complementary Examinations.
And again I went to the Second Year of the course. However, last year (2017), I attended the Second Year of Medicine and I was already minimally adapted to the teaching method and the evaluation criteria, I had Eight (8) Modules exams, Four (4) Progress exams, One (1) Oral exam of Human Body Anatomy and OSCE exam. So, I walked well, I did not have any falls and finally I was able to move on to the following year, which is the third year of the course.
So this is my third year of General Medicine course (2018), this is another challenge imposed on me, since in previous years (1st and 2nd) we were studying the normal functioning of the human body and now, is completely different, we are more focused on the abnormal human body, that is, the pathologies. I want to believe that everything will happen well, and I promise that this will be another year of success for me and for my colleagues in general.
Without more, I only have to thank the DFM and Partners for the opportunity they have given me and that they have offered to many Mozambican Youth.
Thank you for your attention.
Regards, Obrigado, Ndakutha, Canimambo e Ndinobhonga
Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira
Beira, on 15th February 2018
RELATORY ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF MY STUDIES
Here I am Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira, student of General Medicine at Catolic University of Mozambque (UCM) in the Faculty of Science and Health.
I am writing this letter to the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation to explain how my course is going on, since the beggin of this year (2017), until now.
As I said in the last relatory, that now on this year (2017), I am studying a second year of General Medicine, I will not go in many detail but I will make a resume.
I was in a hollidays and came back at the beggin of this month, I loved so much to be in a holliday because I travelled to my district to visit my parents, there I did a lot of things such as: Cultivate Beans and Maize, helping in homeworks and giving round with some friends of long times ago.
I just want to tell you that my studies are progressing well, on the first semester I had four Modules or Blocks, and I passed all of them. Right now I am in the second semester and we are studying the Module 5, and it is going well until now.
By: Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira
Beira, on 28 Augost 2017
Here, Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira, I am a student of General Medicine at the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM) at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
I am writing this letter to the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation, with the intention of explaining the course of my course from the beginning in 2015 until today.
So, I have been part of Doctors for Mozambique, since January 2015, when I entered the course of General Medicine, at the time doing Propaedeutic year. I attended ten subjects, six of which were semiannual and four a year, and I was able to approve all the subjects without any recurrence, so I was admitted to the First Year of the course mentioned above.
When I arrived at the First Year of Medicine in 2016, things changed drastically, that is: in the year before, we were using the Classic Method, in which the search for knowledge was centered on the Teachers and we were like a flat board. Thus, we come across another method, in which the students in a first discussion take out the objectives of a certain task and go to the search of knowledge and in a second encounter they bring on the knowledge, which is discussed with bibliographic bases, and the Teacher is only there to guide. This method is called PBL (Problem Based Learning).
We changed the system of subjects and we started to study in Modules, with duration and examinations every six weeks. It was not easy, but it was possible and I won!
I managed to pass all the modules of the First Year and other Complementary Examinations, I had no recurrences. And finally I passed to the Second Year of the course.
However, this year 2017, I am attending the Second Year of Medicine and we are still in the beginning and I want to tell you that until now everything is going well, and I am very grateful to the foundation for the opportunity it has given me and which have been offered to many Mozambican Youth.
Thank you for your attention.
Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira
Beira, on 05 February 2017
Relatory about last year and personal information
I am Cerveja Marimira, from Nhamatanda, Sofala’s province and I am 19 years old. Student of Doctors for Mozambique Foundation “DFM”, coursing General Medicine since 2015 at Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM-Beira).
Last year I was doing a propedeutic year and I passed all exams without going to recurrences but it was not easy. It was a fruit of a hard work. We were studying in a group of seven students, all members of DFM and we were helping each other.
Now I am in the first year of my course, we are studying since 25 January, and I expect to be successful in this year because the method used by the faculty is the best one in our country.
Myself and my family, we are fine and very happy by the help that the DFM foundation give to us. For me it’s all.
Thanks for your attention…
Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira.
Beira, 31th January of 2016
“CARTA FOR DOCTORS FOR MOZAMBIQUE FOUNDATION”
My name is Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira. I am 18 years old and I come from Metuchira, Nhamatanda district, Sofala province. My father′s name is Manuel Joaquim Marimira and my mother′s name is Rosinha Manuel Cerveja. I have seven (07) brothers of which only three (03) are studying. I started studying in Primary School Mucheu Bebedo, that is the Bebedo location, in 2001, where I completed the grade 7 in 2009 and came to the city of Beira to continue my studies in 8ᵃ class at School João XXIII in 2010, and in December 2014 I ended my medium school.
When I was doing the average level I received an offer to apply for a scholarship to attend Medical school at the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), provided by Doctors For Mozambique Foundation, and when I finished my medium level I apply for this scholarship and by the grace of God, I was one of Selected. Therefore, I am a young member of Doctors for Mozambique and I have a full scholarship that includes Tuition payments and a monthly Allowance.
About my family. My relatives are farmers and they practice traditional agriculture, whose income is not enough to sustain the whole family.
I live in Beira already five (05) years with my aunt, who has been helping me in school expenses.
But with the help of Doctors For Mozambique and its Partners, at this very moment I am attending medical school at the University mentioned above. The course has a duration of seven (07) years. This year for me is the Propedeutic year (I′m just starting).
Thank you for your attention ….
Cerveja Manuel Joaquim Marimira
Beira, February 28, 2015