Bosco Mabe sponsored through our Education Sponsorship programme. He is studying hard for his Diploma in Clinical Medicines at Chemequip Medical School in Kampala and doing as much work experience as possible to gain experience and enhance his CV. As he says:
this is the right time to face challenges so that I don’t face difficulties in the future
We were particularly inspired by Bosco Mabe’s letter to his sponsors as it shows how much effort he is putting into his studies so that he has the greatest chance of obtaining permanent employment once he has graduated. Just 29% of refugees in Uganda are actively working* so you can see why Bosco is so keen to graduate as well as he can.
I am very thankful always for the support you are graciously offering through which I am capable of doing great work which is demonstrative and applicable.
Last December, I was unable to do any hospital practices due to the rising cases of the various modifications of the coronavirus. However, I was asked by one of my mentors to help in Moyo General Hospital from January till February. While there, I performed general laboratory duties and I was also able to volunteer with the Infectious Disease Institute, IDI, in their community research survey and generated for them the laboratory reports for documentation. They were impressed and very thankful for the demonstrative and quality work done.
Following the transfer and promotion of one of my best friend to Opiro community health centre as the facility incharge, I was also made to meet their health team and welcomed me to assist work with them. I was able to fulfil all my duties as per the daily station I was attached to.
Mostly, I spend most of my time in the hospitals, health centres, medical schools, and clinics just because I want to build good relationship through exposure to the various healthy facilities; for this is the right time to face challenges so that I don’t face difficulties in the future. This exposure has built, and is continuously building, my experience and is helping me modify my CV.
It’s through sponsorship that I am now a diligent, outstanding target-oriented student with effectively demonstrative skills who is ready to tackle challenges that may arise from the given task to achieve optimal collective results.
Currently, I assist the school with analysis of the clinical specimen and doing all the demonstrative work for the students and also compile medical reports for documentation. And it was on that base that the school awarded me with the laboratory incharge award for the year 2019/20 which is very motivating.
When I graduate, I will be helping the CRESS community where necessary as I look for a sustainable job.
*UNHCR – UGANDA POLICY BRIEF January 2021