Since adolescence, the study of psychology has interested me profoundly. However, I never had the chance to fully develop this interest until my last years of high school and whilst currently studying A Level Psychology. I am specifically interested in social psychology, clinical psychology and plan to better grasp the interrelationship among clinical disorders in the influences or causes of these disorders. I am also planning to do some work experience at the Abu Dhabi New Psychiatry Hospital next month to get a more in depth practical experience.
Another great passion of mine is French. Though, I have studied the French language on and off since the age of six, I have yet to tire of the subject. As I have branched out to reading and watching books, and film. Although English is my first language, I am also fluent in Arabic, Somali and can speak French conversationally. I am an avid eclectic reader and on average read about two novels a week.
Thankfully, I've had the chance over the past few years to cultivate interests and skills. One of the most important of these has been community service. As a volunteer and organiser of my school's various charity bazaars, food, books, and clothing runs, as well as school competitions to raise money for the needy as a large population of Somalia are not very prosperous. With friends I set up a tutoring programme for areas that don't have access to regular schooling or teachers. I still send clothes and books to Somalia from the UAE.
I've furthered my academic interests by studying A Levels in Psychology, Biology and French, when I moved to the UAE. I have had the opportunity to also develop my altruistic interests. I am a member of the Abu Dhabi Ladies Volunteering Group, which organizes weekly visits to physically and mentally handicapped in-patients at the Abu Dhabi Rehabilitation Centre as well as tutoring children on my own.
Last summer I worked at the Rehabilitation Centre in the Speech Therapy Department, as a student trainee and translator between therapist and patient.