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Please call me Medina! My first time attending formal education was from a refugee camp in Uganda in 1994 at the age of ten having fled Sudan (now South Sudan) due to war. I attended my first primary one, under a big tree as a classroom and I sat on a rock without a book or a pencil, but I used the sand on the ground as a book and my index finger for writing as a pencil. Learning in English language was not easy, yet I was determined to know how to speak, read and write English. Also, living in the refugee camp for 12 years was hard, but being able to get formal education made it bearable for me. While in a refugee camp, I was able to complete both primary and secondary education before coming to Australia in 2006. In 2013 after completing Certificate IV in Health Science Foundation, I applied to study double degree Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery. However, I was only accepted to study Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) which I completed in 2017. In 2018 I applied to study Graduate Diploma of midwifery and completed it in January 2021. And on the 13th of April 2021, I was presented with Graduate Diploma of Midwifery in a ceremony at Federation University, Australia-Churchill campus. I’m now a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife. My hope is one day to start a medical centre in Obbo, Magwi County, South Sudan with your help, YES TOGETHER WE CAN! Health Is PARAMOUNT!

First trips to South Sudan as team AAI

Wishing you all safe journey Jean, Jim, Paul, George and Lois. It’s a very special trip for George Oling who will be going back home in South Sudan for the first time in more than two decades. John Leak you will be in our prayer. Together We Can! #TWC