Achieving excellence appears to be an easy task for Nazifa Nabila binti Dr Haji Ismuhadi as she has excelled both academically and in co-curriculum over the past few years.
Nazifa Nabila was a scholarship recipient from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), a recipient of multiple Dean’s List awards and a recipient of Book Prize during her studies at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA).
Her most recent achievement was the Brunei Red Crescent Society (BRC) Book Prize award for her outstanding performance as a BRC COVID-19 Volunteer.
Nazifa Nabila, as a member of UNISSA BRC Platoon who gained a first class honours degree in Tahfiz and Qiraat, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to shine.
Speaking to the Sunday Bulletin after receiving her award from BRC President Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussof bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, she credited her parents for supporting and encouraging her during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She believes that to be an outstanding BRC member, it requires commitment, punctuality, time management and passion.
Nazifa Nabila shared that joining BRC was initially to fulfil the community service requirement for every UNISSA student.
However, she began to find passion in first aid and this ignited her desire to learn more about it as it suits her interests in helping others and contributing to the country.
She finds the second wave of COVID-19 the most challenging as she had to find a balance between studying and volunteering.
Among the tasks assigned as a volunteer were preparing patient lists and sending health kits to homes.
“I want to be a visionary youth with high integrity, to be a youth capable of uplifting the name of the nation and religion. I hope more youth in Brunei will join us to achieve the BRC goal of having one first aider for every household by 2030.”
Nazifa Nabila advised fellow youth to find a balance between studies and passion, especially volunteerism.