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Sungwe doctor in waiting

“Becoming a medical doctor has been my childhood dream. I want to make a difference in the family by becoming the first doctor,” says 16- -year-old Sungwe Zulu, a Grade 12 pupil at Libala Secondary School.
Sungwe feels the number of doctors and health institutions in the country are inadequate compared to the growing population. She wants to contribute to positive change in the health sector by becoming a doctor.
Inspired by Kennedy Kasonde, a specialist in medicines at the University Teaching Hospital, Sungwe wants to save lives and hopes to become a pillar in her family by addressing the financial challenges it is faced with.
“I want to take charge of paying school fees for my siblings, to relieve my parents of this responsibility. I also want to be a good example to other youths in society,” Sungwe says.
Fifth in a family of seven, she also plans of setting up a manufacturing company once she is settled with her medical career.
An Avid Mount Zion Church member, Sungwe believes and trusts in God and she is grateful for life. She says with God all things are possible.
“I thank God for the breath of life he has continued to give me. My life has been a miracle,” she says.
Sungwe advises fellow young people to work extra hard at school and not indulge in illicit behaviour. She says young people should surrender their lives to God as he is the comforter and protector.
Q: What are your favourite subjects?
A: My favourite subjects are history, literature, chemistry, English, mathematics and biology
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love to sing and dance
Q: Do you have any leadership position at school?
A: Yes, Iam the finance director of the Junior Achievement Club.
Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: My favourite is meal is nshima with beans and kapenta.
Q: Which country would you love to go to?
A: I would love to go to the United Kingdom so that I can learn their culture and in turn, teach them about our way of life.

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