Lisa Hussain

SAGE’s 2018 Graduates

Louise MacCloud, Graduating with a Medical Degree

Louise MacCloudAfter graduating, Louise plans to complete her required medical internship and then work at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. SAGE recently interviewed her as she prepares for life outside of the University.

What advice would you give students beginning the University of Guyana who are interested in improving their country?

Do something you love so that you will be happy to serve while making your country a better place.

Now that you have completed University, is there anything you would like to let SAGE donors know about your University experience or SAGE.

SAGE committee and Mr. Boodhoo [my sponsor] are awesome. I couldn’t have had the opportunity to even study medicine much less graduate with good grades if it wasn’t for their assistance. University of Guyana School of Medicine needs improvement in terms of facilities but otherwise the University is okay.

What was your favorite rotation?

Surgery was the best rotation for me.

Who is your current role model? Who do you look up to or who inspires you in your day to day life or from a distance?

Dr. Victor Boodhoo (her SAGE Sponsor)

Lisa Hussain, Graduating with a Degree in Economics

Lisa HussainAfter graduation, Lisa will be working for the Government to help further the development of Guyana. SAGE also interviewed her about her experiences in University.

What advice would you give students beginning the University of Guyana who are interested in improving their country?

Do something that really means something to you. Therefore, even when things seem impossible you will hold on and make a difference. You will win because you will be fighting for something.

Now that you have completed University, is there anything you would like to let SAGE donors know about your University experience or SAGE?

I am thankful to SAGE donors more than they could ever know. An experience that I dreamed about became reality because of people like SAGE donors. I was given hope, love, and support from people who don’t even know but believes in me. So through my years, I had to make them proud. They even made me believe evermore in myself, a priceless donation.

Can you explain your female empowerment club for SAGE supporters, including how it began and what it does?

I started University of Guyana Female Empowerment Movement (UGFEM) on the 20th September 2016. For years it bothered me that female empowerment widely meant ‘men haters’ and/or ‘catty women’. I knew in my soul it meant women and men working together to help each other. Only that way will real change take place in the world. So why then, why not start a youth club? Because this was the best way to start changing the direction of female empowerment, the numerous occasions I was bombarded with questions about the club caused the message to truly start changing, I knew that UG did not have a club of this kind so it would definitely cause a stir

Today, guys and girls share the message of ending girl on girl hate through marches, workshops, self-defense classes, our annual orphanage visits etc, I am more than proud of the growth and teamwork thus far and the club will definitely continue to grow and make an even greater impact on UG.

Also, I plan to start something similar for Guyana.

Who is your current role model? Who do you look up to or who inspires you in your day to day life or from a distance?

My current role model is myself 10 years from now. I look up to her because she is dynamic every 10 years so she gives me greater challenges in that way. In my day to day life it is Ms. Daniella King [the Assistant Registrar for the UG’s Student Welfare Division, and the individual at the UG who supports SAGE Scholars and SAGE]. Sometimes when I’m on the brink of pulling all my hair off my head, her soothing voice makes me smile again.

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Scott was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgetown, Guyana from '03-'05 with the World Wildlife Fund. He helped to co-found FROG in 2007.

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