Ali Qadir：Chasing My Dream in China, I Ended up in NUAA
A beautiful saying crossed my eyes, which says “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength to chase your dream and the passion to reach the stars!” Likewise, it was the dream which brought me to NUAA 7 years ago. And, since then it is the passion which is taking me to the stars and further beyond.
The beginning years of my academic life during my undergraduate studies in NUAA was the most revolutionary period of my educational career, which was full of experiences, learning, and cherished memories. During the 4 years’ undergraduate studies，I have been the topper of class in International Business major with the efforts and passion of chasing my dreams. Therefore, I was horned with the Chinese Government Scholarship to pursue my postgraduate education in NUAA.
The postgraduate education in NUAA has made me build the superb skills in academic field as well as in practical fields being able to encounter different kinds of situation and academic problems. Even during the pandemic period, with the support of NUAA especially my honorable supervisor I did my first academic publication in the international academic conference in Istanbul, Turkey and successfully completed my graduation dissertation.
Besides the academic learning and knowledge attainments, NUAA has also been a center of knowing and experiencing the global village and culture diversity. NUAA provided us with various stages such as International Cultural Festivals and Global Village seminars, so that students from different countries can communicate and grow together in a diversified environment.
Along my academic life on campus, I have also been living and enjoying a beautiful social life in Nanjing. The long history, the rich culture, the love and respect given to me by the people of Nanjing have created the sense of responsibility in me. The responsibility of thinking about and looking after the needy societies of Nanjing. And, it was when I felt the need of a platform and founded the From Compassion To Action (FCTA).
FCTA is an organization of around 500 international youth volunteers from various countries with different skin colors and diverse languages, but maintaining the same belief, that is, turning compassion into action and contributing to society with love. Since its inception in 2016, FCTA has organized more than 100 volunteering and public welfare projects to help and support the needy societies in Nanjing, Jiangsu.
During my studies in NUAA, based on my performance both academically and socially I have achieved several honors and awards at university and city level, including Top Ten Students of NUAA, Nanjing Youth Friendship Ambassador Award, etc. Because of the efforts I and the FCTA team have made in the COVID-19 prevention and control, I was awarded as the Most Beautiful Epidemic Prevention Volunteer in Nanjing and received an interview from the Secretary of the CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee.
Last but not least, I would like to acknowledge and pay my utmost gratitude to the Chinese government and NUAA to give me the opportunity to pursue my dream in NUAA; I would like to thank the teachers of College of International Education for their hard work for international students. Meanwhile, I am heartily thankful to my supervisor Prof. Wang Ying for accepting me as her student and allowing me to be a part of the big family of young researchers. I deeply appreciate all the tireless efforts she has made very patiently to guide and motivate me for the easy learning, clear understating and better performing throughout the academic period. I am looking forward and I hope I will have the opportunity to carry on my higher education further in NUAA, to continue chasing my China dream.