"I would not be here today if it was not for my mother and the donors such as yourselves"
Growing up during Apartheid, Taheera Hassim was no stranger to hardship and strife. As the eldest of 6 children, she understood the power of an educated woman at a very young age and especially when her father passed away. She was elated when she accepted to study Medicine at Wits, however, with much financial constraints, her studies at Wits was paved with challenges and hardship. After support from her community, family and friends, and after being awarded the Memon Association bursary, Taheera was able to continue her education and qualify as a doctor.
The generosity of the Memon Association and its members has inspired her to help others and give back to the community. Regarding the financial support that she was given, Dr. Hassim maintains, “Your donations have changed my life forever and the lives of that of my family members. Every donor, every cent makes a difference, so thank you to each and every one of you.”