The refugee camp where I grew up in lacked medical services and facilities. I remember being unable to play with my peers because I was sick most of the time. According to my mother, the chronic illness delayed my growth. Due to lack of money, my parents ended up taking me to a local traditional healer. My childhood story inspired me at the age of 4 years to dream of becoming a doctor so that I can help the poor.
I started my education at self-help community schools taught by refugees at the camps, and attended Adjumani Secondary School (Thanks to Jesuit Refugee Services -JRS) and St. Joseph's College Layibi (Thanks to Windle Trust Uganda), where I graduated at the top of my class in northern Uganda.
Based on my academic performance, I was admitted to Gulu University in Gulu, Uganda where I pursued my childhood dream. I completed my medical school in 2015 with the financial of the Ugandan government and moral assistance of my humble family.
The two experiences that shaped my life are the role of women in my life and lessons on responsibility taught by my parents. I grew up witnessing women assume of the burden of nurturing families which cemented my view that women are critical in sustaining communities. At a young age, my parents instilled in me the fact that the future lies in the hands of the children; in summary, I had to have a purpose in life.
My medical interests are in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics and Child health. Working for The Healing Kadi Foundation has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreaming of serving the poor and contributing to the development of South Sudan.