HUMAN NUTRITION STUDENT EXCELS
Miss Sumaya Ismail Sooliman, who has graduated with a BSc Degree in Human Nutrition, has a natural passion for people and for helping those less fortunate than herself – attributes she inherited from her father, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers organisation.
Miss Sooliman (23) has also been awarded the Valley Trust Nutrition Award for being the most outstanding final year BSc student in her field. Miss Sooliman, who changed her choice of degree three times before pursuing Human Nutrition, said she was extremely excited to be graduating.
“I am extremely happy; I wouldn’t change it for anything else,” she said. “My father advised me that nutrition is the way to go as this is a rapidly advancing field and since then I have never looked back.
“People are my passion. I want to help people and see results. Most problems in the world are caused by poor diet.
The Prophetic saying that has truly inspired me is: ‘The stomach is the home of disease and diet is the cure’,” said Miss Sooliman, who is now furthering her studies in dietetics so that she can practise as both a nutritionist and a dietician.
She will do a postgraduate diploma in dietetics next year and added that she was looking forward to her community service; especially in a hospital, where she would focus on the clinical dietetics aspect.
Miss Sooliman is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, an academic-based international organisation that offers membership to students who perform in the top 15 percent of their Faculty.