Doroka Gabriella Class of 2018 - "Light of the nation"

My Background

  • I am 19 years old
  • I am from Yambi Village in Western Equatoria, South Sudan
  • I am a member of the Zande tribe
  • My family now lives in Kampala, Uganda
  • I admire my mother and am very proud of her

My Story

I am so glad that I heard about LASS from a relative and applied. To me, LASS is a school in a home environment. Because of the diversity here at school, and that all tribes are mixed up with other tribes, I have learned that even if we are from different cultural backgrounds, here we are all brothers and sisters. It is difficult to move from one country to another, but South Sudan is corrupt and war torn. South Sudan needs God fearing leaders. If I was president I would call for reconciliation of all aggrieved parties. Therefore, I want to be a lawyer, to promote justice in my country. The leadership class is teaching us public speaking which I will use to compliment my ambition to be a lawyer.

I greatly admire Nelson Mandela as a leader, because he was able to reconcile with those who imprisoned him, in order to have peace. Through the discipleship program, my faith in Jesus has been strengthened. I am touched by the love that is shown here at LASS. When I am not studying, I like to read, hang out with my new friends and watch movies.

South Sudan needs God fearing leaders, if I was president I would call for reconciliation of all aggrieved parties

My Vision For The Future

  • I will be a good listener to those I am leading
  • I hope to be a lawyer to promote justice in South Sudan
  • As a lawyer I want to strengthen the court system in my country
  • I look forward to visiting the United States
  • I hope to use the innovative skills I am learning in the entrepreneurship program

My favorite bible verse is Isaiah 7:9: "If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all," because it instills faith in me. - Doroka, July 2017

I would like to thank our sponsors and ask for continued support throughout my education. My prayers are for academic excellence, good health and peace for South Sudan.

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