One of the most important actions for FONSA is to support students through university. We appreciate help from several donors who have sponsored particular students. We are currently supporting 7 students in several disciplines. The Nurses and Midwives have been a particular focus and one of them recently wrote to us:
"I am now in the middle of my second semester for my third year. I feel great, we have an amazing course called nursing research, it is really fantastic. My group and I chose a very important subject that we noticed it in our hospitals while we were in our clinical practice, our research title is "Experience of pregnant women during vaginal examination in Labor Ward".
"We chose this subject because so many women and specially in our culture refuse vaginal examination and specially the one that is done by male health care practitioner, due to there cultural, religious, ethical believes, for example a woman told us that she consider it sexual harassment. From this point we started to notice things and finally we decided to do our research on this important problem .
"At the end of this semester we will present our proposal to IRB (Institutional review board) and we hope to get their approval to start working on our project. I cant wait to tell the result. if we have the approval we will present it in the end of our first semester for the forth year. wish me luck. "