An important aspect of The Healing Kadi Foundation is building the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders in South Sudan. We have invested in training the medical professionals to handle the various aspects of delivering care to their people. South Sudanese talent is key to delivering sustainable healthcare in South Sudan. As a result, we are strategically invested in education. This investment will pay off in the future because it builds a platform and an environment that facilitates exchange of knowledge and information globally. The presence of such environment is crucial for advancing medical practice. We are currently sponsoring a pediatric doctor and a laboratory technician. We are in need of funding for nurses, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, and pharmacy technicians.
Meet The Healing Kadi Foundation graduates and students:
Dr. Sule was hired by HKF in 2014. He expressed his interest in pursuing a pediatric specialty. In 2016, HKF started building a pediatric referral hospital in Kajo Keji. This meant that we needed well-trained physicians to care for the patients. Dr. Sule was sent to Makerere University for a year to train as a pediatrician but completed a three-year Master’s program in pediatrics graduating in 2019. He is now back with The Healing Kadi Foundation caring for the refugees while waiting for the hospital completion in the near future.
Ms. Daa was interested in becoming a nurse and had limited resources. She was sponsored by HKF to attend a three-year training as a nurse at Lira College of Nursing in Central Uganda. She completed her training in 2019. She now works with HKF.
Mr. Leru was first identified by Dr. Jackson when he came to the clinic in Kajo Keji with heart problems. Through Dr. Jackson’s expertise, he was able to repair Immanuel’s heart. His family spent their fortune treating him and did not have enough to pay for his schooling. He approached Dr. Jackson who recommended him for a sponsorship through HKF. He went to school in 2016 graduating top of his class in 2019 as a nurse. He now works with HKF.
Mr. Mataya was struck by polio in his infancy and is unable to ambulate upright. That did not limit his quest for school and to become a contributor to the field of medicine. While on a medical mission trip, a group of HKF volunteers came across Mataya who had lost both of his parents during the South Sudan civil war and was living in an orphanage. He was introduced to the team by the orphanage administrator. After a short discussion, the HKF team found the young man to be very passionate about medicine and how he wanted to become a contributor. Because of the limited resources in South Sudan, pursuing medicine would prove to be very challenging, so a suggestion was made for him to become a laboratory technician where he would be able to sit down and analyze specimen. He was very excited about the opportunity and was sent to school for three years after completion of his high school. He graduated with a certificate in Lab Technology and is one of our youngest and brightest lab techs. He now works for HKF.
Lodiong Jackson Dumo, MMBS, MMED, Candidate Internal Medicine Consultant
Dr. Lodiong was the first physician hired by The Healing Kadi Foundation in 2013. He is a graduate of Juba University in Khartoum. He gave up his previous position to go for further training so he could work with HKF during its infancy. In 2019, he started a 3-year Master’s program in Internal Medicine at Mbarara University in Southern Uganda.
Mr. Moses developed interest in radiology technology back in South Sudan. Because of the civil war, he was displaced and became a refugee in Uganda. He decided to complete a clinical officer training and graduated with a diploma. Moses is a giving person and has been volunteering at our clinic in the refugee camp for the last year. Because of his dedication, HKF will be sending him to study for four years to obtain a Bachelor of Medical Imaging at Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute in Kampala, Uganda. Thanks to friends of HKF for sponsoring Moses. Upon completion, he will return to work for the Foundation where he will be responsible for radiographic reading.
Ms. Annet is the daughter of one of our security guards. Her father has been a faithful employee of HKF since 2012 when we started work on the clinic and hospital in Kajo Keji, South Sudan. She wanted to pursue a nursing career after completing high school, but her father did not have the resources to send her for further education. She will start a three-year nursing program at Moyo School of Nursing and Midwifery in Moyo Uganda.
Mr. Denis was about 8 years old when we first met him in one of our outreach clinics in Kajo Keji. He was a very sick child with a heart condition that would have been fatal. Through the coordinated efforts of HKF, Denis was able to travel to India for a heart surgery a few months later. The scar in the middle of his chest is testament to his recovery. HKF has since followed him and has sponsored him through primary school. He is now able to play soccer and run like any other child. Because Denis knows that without the doctors, he would not be alive today, he wants to become one so that he can save more children like himself. He will be attending Nile Senior Secondary in Arua, Uganda.
Mr. Wealth Kiya
Mr. Kiya came to the clinic one day stressed and frustrated to a point of a mental breakdown. He has been the sole protector of his siblings after both parents were lost to the war. When our team met Kiya earlier this year, he could not complete a sentence without shedding a tear. He wanted to do better and help his siblings. He aspires to become an electrical technician but had no way to support his family and pay for his schooling. HKF listened to his story, and he is being sponsored to become an electrical technician and then will come back to run the HKF facilities.