Audio diary: "I feel so much joy and happiness in my heart"

Samuel Avubu has worked as a watchman for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Mundri, South Sudan. Today he shares some life-changing personal news...

Hello, I'm Samuel Abuvu.

I’m in South Sudan, in a place called Mundri. I am standing under a mango tree and here is my family, my father, my brothers-in-law and so on.

There is a proverb in our language that “when elephants are fighting, grass is the one suffering”.

So, I suffered a lot in the bush.

The time when I was born, there was a kind of hunger during that time.

It's not because of drought, but because of displacement, of fighting. People were being chased from their home areas to certain places where there was no food.

I do suffer since the time when I was small.

My father is a pastor, he has nothing to give to me because he doesn't have money.

But I like my father and I love my father because he's always advising me to study.

We are very happy because my Stone Fund has been approved so I feel happy for that. As we don't know that something will happen like this in our life, but now I feel so much joy, happiness in my heart because I'm going for my study.

In the future, I think I will be one of the best students in Moro Land that will do something great in the community.


Update: Samuel is now studying Mining and Civil Engineering at the University of East Africa in Kampala, Uganda.