Project Description

Rojbin Arjen Yigit

Age 18, England

Since February 2020, I’ve been volunteering at a local hospital in the Dementia ward as a ward assistant. During the peak of the pandemic, I had to stop volunteering but instead started a funding page and raised £300 for the Barnet Hospital Charity. The money went towards supporting healthcare professionals and families who were dealing with bereavement.

Currently, I’m taking a gap year to re-apply to medical school and focus on gaining a wide range of experiences such as volunteering, writing and learning languages. I’m an avid writer and have had my work featured in Gal-dem, LucyWriters, RSL Literature Society and The Meridian magazine. More specifically, I’m interested in inequalities in our healthcare system, especially how bias and racism affect patient experiences.