Survivors of War Programme
Student Success Stories
My name is David Erjok. My name is David Erjok. I am 24 years old and was a refugee from South Sudan. I love writing, reading and taking photos. I have taken a Bachelor Degree in Communication through a scholarship from Gua Africa.
Before I received this scholarship, I felt hopeless; similar to any other youth at Kakuma Refugee Camp. I didn’t know what the future held for me and everyday was the same.
Through this scholarship, my life has changed for the better. The knowledge I have gained so far has shifted my view of life. Today I look at myself not as a victim, but an advocate for the voiceless through the media work I currently direct and produce.
My name is Nyayow Deng and I am from South Sudan. I received a fully-funded scholarship to Brookhouse school through an opportunity from Gua. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity because it not only helped me immerse myself into service learning, work experience and sports; but it was also a great academic platform that helped me to work with students from different parts of the world. The sixth form faculty members also guided me in my university application and I was lucky enough to receive a MasterCard Foundation to Ashesi University in Ghana.
I am hoping to give back by guiding students to apply for opportunities that they can gain from by preparing them for future.