A Personal Letter of Thanks from Teresa Yacoub

Introduction

While Lillian the then director of Together for Sudan was in Khartoum on one of her regular visits one of our 2009 university graduates, Teresa Yacoub, came to the then Khartoum project centre to hand in a letter of thanks and a photo from her graduation.

Teresa and Friend

Mary (L) and Teresa (R) Yacoub

Dear Dr. Lillian,
I would like to thank God for all his grace upon me until I finished my studies in Business Administration and would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be one of those people whom Together for Sudan is helping. Such people are hard to find but God made it that such people are available and one of them is you. I would also like to thank all the Together for Sudan office staff who worked hard and gave valuable support to help me finish my studies.

From Ahfad University I have learned a lot of things that I will never forget:

  • It shaped my personality from the academic and social side;
  • I learned how to deal with people from different levels and, through field trips, about new ways to help people in rural areas.
  • I learned how to involve myself in a thought life.
  • I learned how to face difficulties and how to make my own decisions.
  • I learned how to depend on myself and express my opinion even if it was not accepted by others.

Now I am going to a new stage in my life and I don’t fear because I am already informed about this state by the training that I had. I also learned a lot, including organizing, from the activities I participated in every year in Women’s Week, in choir, drama and group sports as well as many workshops.

Lastly, I would like to greatly thank you again for your support. Many people are looking for this chance to attend university and that is why I value you and will never forget you. God bless.

Yours sincerely,
Teresa Yacoub

The Picture

Pictured with Professor Gasim Badri, President of Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, are Teresa and her older sister Raja Yacoub (one of our scholars who graduated from Ahfad in 2003 and then worked in the Khartoum project centre for over three years) and four other young women who are unidentified. Teresa is the second from the left with her white fringed graduation robe just showing. Her big sister Raja is behind Dr. Gasim on his left with two other young women in front.

Teresa with Professor Gasim Badri and friends

Teresa (second left) celebrates with Professor Gasim Badri, president of Ahfad University and some friends at their graduation evening. Raja is behind on the right smiling.