A Vision of a Young Dreamer

A Vision of a Young Dreamer

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By Aleko Aguer

Meet Rebecca Akuol, a 20-year-old lady from Jonglei state, eagerly waiting to join the university this year with an interest to pursue Law to become a lawyer.

“I want to study law because there is a lot of injustice being perpetrated, especially against women and children in South Sudan,” she said, smiling, “I will be proud to defend them.”
Akuol listed her hobbies as reading novels ‘good love stories’, listening to music, watching movie series and modeling.

Akuol is the first born in a family of three girls. She was born in Kakuma Refugees Camp in Northern Kenya, taken to Panyidu at the early age of four and then to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and finally to Kampala, Uganda, where she completed her High School.

Recho-ma-pro-final-23Moving in all these places has shaped her to become more responsible and social.

“I have met different people, learnt different languages and I feel at home anywhere I go. I wish South
Sudanese youth could be as social as I am,” she
narrated.

Not only is Akuol social but has also learned many languages such as Amharic, Nuer, Shilluk, Arabic, and English in addition to Dinka, her mother tongue. She is fluent in all these different languages.
“Speaking these languages is a big advantage to me, because I can associate with people from these diverse communities”.

“I got inspired by my mother who managed to raise me and my siblings without a man’s support. I believe in strength of a woman because of her,”
Akuol explained.

She concluded with a message to young girls:
“lets us respect our parents because they are everything to us.”

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