Class of: 2002
School: Onehunga High School
Scholarship Partner: TVNZ
Despite suffering great personal hardship, Safiyyah's school academic grades were outstanding. At the completion of high school Safiyyah had dreams to make a difference in community health.
"Safiyyah impressed us with her courage to try new things, her great determination, and her warm and enthusiastic personality. She is someone who will make sure she reaches her objectives," said Sidney Smith, Human Resource Manager at TVNZ when awarding her a First Foundation scholarship.
Attending The University of Auckland, she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology. Following the completion of her scholarship and undergraduate study Safiyyah embarked on a Masters in Speech Language Therapy, graduating in 2010.
Safiyyah worked at Stewart Rehabilitation Services NZ, coordinating clients at 2 clinics across Auckland.She is currently working for Auckland ACC in the Serious Injury Unit.
Looking forward, she anticipates becoming a speech rehabilitation specialist in swallowing.