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Rhoda Asilik Daniel, a 25 years old Sudanese grew up in a very humble background. Being forced to leave her country due to civil war, she managed to escape with her grandmother, leaving behind her parents. The journey was difficult for them because they were forced to climb hills and mountains, hide in thickets, and sleep on empty stomachs for the sake of their lives. They were lucky to be rescued by policemen and with the help of UNHCR, arrived at Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2012. They lived at the refugee reception center until January 2013, when they were given space to put up a house.
Life in the refugee camp was tough for Rhodah and her grandmother. This largely affected her grandmother forcing her to go back to her country, leaving Rhodah behind. Rhodah then resorted to looking for her tribe’s mate and was lucky to find an elderly woman who accommodated her in Kalobeyei Resettlement.
Having attained primary school education in Sudan, Rhoda was lucky to go through secondary school education in the camp. Her hardworking nature and passion for education secured her employment as an incentive primary school teacher in the camp, working with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Rhoda progressed in her career and is currently working with Finn Church Aid as a teacher and acting assistant deputy incentive in Kalobeyei Settlement Primary School.
As a teacher, Rhoda has a high interest in digital skills and enrolled for various technological courses offered by Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) in June 2019. At AAH-I, Rhoda gained skills in 3D Printing and 3D graphic design for the printing of innovative plastic models such as phone covers and key holders among other skills. In September 2019, she was among the beneficiaries of the Microsoft Digital Literacy training program, a program offered by UNCHR in partnership with AAHI and funded by UNWOMEN. She trained on the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) certificate course for six months and completed the modules and graduated in June 2020.
“I am grateful for the Digital Skills offered by Action Africa Help International (AAH-I). ICDL has opened doors for the refugee community especially women and young girls to gain a standardized certificate course offered at the international level. The training has been of great benefit to me even though I am in a marginalized community. The skills gained will enable me to grow my career and also train others on how to effectively use a computer system. I am looking forward to continuing with the advanced ICDL certificate courses”.
With a dream to become a social worker and nutrition consultant, Rhoda has already completed an online course in Nutrition and Diet- Revised course from Alison online course platform. She is looking forward to advancing her skills in ICDL and be able to apply the skills in securing an online, working for any organization in the world.