I was born in the year 1994 and I am the second child from my parents. Out of the six children, there are four girls and two boys. I come from a poor background. Both my father and mother did not go to school. My father was a staunch catholic until the time of his death. He died in 2016 at the time when I was in senior six. He died at the age of 51 with lung cancer. I do not know the religion of my mother though she goes to the church every Sunday but I could not understand her religious faith at all. Out of the six children, I am the only one who had chance to go further with education. All the other children are already married except the last born and the second that are still struggling with education but with little success. I am struggling hard to ensure that they may acquire the basic education knowledge that will help them to become fruitful to the society that they belong.
I began school from pagik primary school in 2003 when I was still a sighted person and when I became blind, my father took me to Gulu primary school in 2006. I was in primary four previously by the time I lost my sight. I got frustrated at first thinking that would be the end of my life and my education as well. But with time when I started making new friends since I had lost all my friends, I realized the fact that however much someone is disable, can still be vital to the community so long as he is given the aid that is essential for him to accomplish his goal in life. From that time I started concentrating in class and I never repeated any class right from the time I lost my sight. From Gulu primary I performed well and I went to iganga secondary school with the support of Sandra Washburn for both O and A-level where I also performed well. I got 25 aggregates and 18 points in a-level. I am now at Makerere University doing a bachelor of arts with education. I love teaching and it was my dream before I had lost my vision. I know that I will make a good teacher and I will be worthy and patient to work with my students. I am now working as a peer teacher for computer and the students I deal with them love me so much because of my articulateness. I know with the “html” knowledge I am getting, my computer skills will improve and I will be able to help my students better than I could. I would like to appreciate Sandra Washburn for all that she is doing with her team. I pray that God may help them abundantly for their benevolence to the poor people not only in this country, but in the whole world.
University is the first start of a whole new chapter of every person’s life. As I began university and walked through the doors for the first day I took a deep breath and could feel my future approaching. There is one moral that I have learnt is that, Beginning College doesn’t mean that you just begin school to be in school, it means you’re contemplating your future and beginning a task that would create your life. I felt a sense of apprehension for the reason that I was naïve of university life and what the lecturer’s prospects were concerning my course. More so, The University Familiarity was the biggest adaptation I have had to make in my life in this semester was moving to college Hall and from one lecture room to another. It’s totally different from high School setting, but a world with few rules, with nobody looking over your shoulder and telling you what to do. Although some of the students are very shy. Some of them look very laddish. They like wear miniskirts, high heels, sit elegantly. However, some of them just always act like men s. They love having long hair, wear jeans, sit and walk like a man. May be it is also one of the special atmosphere inside university’s ladies. No matter their characteristics or appearance, it is quite extreme. All of us attend lectures together. Actually it helps me a lot to get along with people in different characteristics and be optimistic when I will decide to look for a good partner to share my responsibility with in the future.
Blind, blind, blind
From which part of the world do you come? Is it my fault that I was born blind? Did I do any mistake that I was made blind? Did my parents sin agonist God that I was born blind? If not so then, why did you made me blind
Blind, blind, blind
Ho God why did you made me blind Is it that people should see me and I do not see them?
Blind, blind, blind
My dear brothers and sisters It is very painful to be born blind Please, may you support us where you can so that we may become also be productive in the community and stand aloof in the future. I have said this For God and my countryreturn to the start of the story