S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
Romal Naidoo (studying Medicine)
I attended Danville Park Girls’ High School in Durban. The school aims to prepare young ladies for the outside world by fostering a balanced environment emphasising not only academics but also other facets including sport, culture and service.
I particularly started preferring science and mathematics after entering high school, although I was more inclined to the biological sciences. I found myself more interested in these classes and much more enthusiastic compared to other subjects. The enjoyable thing about the sciences and maths is the applicability, the logic, and that there are always new challenges, new developments and so much to still explore.
Seize every opportunity and do not let the small moments pass you by.
Reaching my full potential and striving for the best version of myself drives me. I would like to make a difference to people.
Make note of when applications are due as they change each year and are different for different courses. Have some idea of where you want to go but at the same time be flexible. Each institution presents their own opportunities.
Medicine is a field that integrates my interests and values. I have a strong desire to make a difference in this world and hence I chose to do it while pursuing my passions of science and people.
I would have just finished my community service year as a qualified doctor and looking forward to my future endeavours.
I think that a hard and sincere worker with good values and a little faith will always be an achiever. We should not grade one’s achievements by comparing it to another’s but rather on the individual excellence.
Work hard. Persevere. Have faith in God.