Dedicated and conscientious – these are the words that perfectly describes the 23 years old Nasheeba, who recently graduated with bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a Magna Cum Laude distinction from Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges. Nasheeba has been a member of Virlanie Voices (Virlanie Choir) with her siblings and is a benefactor for approximately 14 years. As much as she wanted to continue with the group, she has to go now and start with the next chapter of her life – adulting.
Let’s discover her story:
What was your initial impression of Virlanie Foundation, Inc.?
“I was a member of the Virlanie Foundation’s choir, Virlanie Voices. It is here that everything begins. They provide us educational support through the help of sponsors who will assist us throughout our school years. I love to sing, and the choir has become like a second family to me over the years. They are quite helpful in understanding my personality. Thanks to the choir, I’ve created a new version of myself. Now I’m confident. The choir will always be a part of my life, and it will be difficult for me to go, but I must embark on my own adventure.”
What was your dream job and where are you now?
“When I was younger, I aspired to be a chef. But as I grew older, I realized that it was not what I wanted to be anymore, and I truly enjoy helping people. So it comes as no surprise that I chose to serve people by becoming a nurse. I’m still trying to attain my objective, and I’m very concerned right now because I’ll be taking my board exam before the end of the year.”
Do you have a message for the sponsor, Virlanie Foundation members, or other beneficiaries?
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank my sponsor for his assistance with my studies. I met them once, and it was an incredible adventure to spend time with them, almost like family. I’d also like to thank the Virlanie family and the choir for constantly encouraging me to continue my studies. For the beneficiaries, they should be grateful to Virlanie for assisting them, as this is a privilege for us and never forget that Virlanie is there to help us reach our life goals even if it is not obligatory to return.
Moreover, I’m pleased to have finally graduated with Magna Cum Laude, the highest distinction. I kept it a secret from my parents because I wanted to surprise them, and it worked. They were ecstatic. My new goal is to use my nursing knowledge to help the Virlanie Foundation in helping the children.”