My name is Grace Kuyunge. I am a South Sudanese from Central Equatoria State, Kajo-Keji County. I thank God for being faithful to me in choosing me among many for this sponsorship and course. After I complete the course, it will raise me up both academically and professionally. The course has instilled in me knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and teaching methods and techniques for transforming my community and school in particular. Additionally, the knowledge I acquire here can help me cater for my family’s needs like feeding, medical care, school fees and others.
The teaching in the College, both theory and practise, are excellent to preparing a true trained teacher. I feel like I have now acquired the needed knowledge, remaining transferring it to the young generation. The morning devotions and Bible study train us to be morally upright.
The feeding system is good since the College caters for me and my babysitter, providing balanced diet. Most importantly, they offer medical services to all students. Being a mother of five children, I do not mind of the food we eat since I know all about food crises and the reason why I am here. In terms of accommodation, I found it a bit hard because I am renting outside the campus because of the baby. I am not able to join in group discussions during prep time or go for research to the library in the evening due to the insecurity outside when going back in the late hours. But the environment is good for studies. The co-curricular activities like agriculture, volleyball, netball etc are positive activities to equip us to be self-reliant and active.
I really appreciate what the Basic Services Fund (BSF) has done in my life by giving me the scholarship, despite the minor issue I encounter for example studying while having a small baby that is making me not to participate fully in College activities. Thanks to the collaboration between BSF and the government, I am in my final preparation in becoming a resourceful person to my community by exercising all the skills and knowledge that I get from the course. Congratulations to my sponsors who have lifted me from where I was to this destination. I wish and pray for more opportunities to upgrade more teachers, especially female teachers. As the proverb says educating one woman is like educating the whole country. My sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to the tutors who tirelessly equip me to be a useful instrument for our new country South Sudan, which is yet behind in terms of education. My ambition is to pass once without repeating a subject and climb another step in the field of education. Despite a lot of family problems interrupting me now and again, I look forward in struggling in the race for better achievement. My aspiration is to go for further studies if all goes well. My individual dreams are to ensure that my children obtain good education; be a provider of basic needs for my family; and properly help the needy and my parents.
By Suzan Voga.