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danielScholarship Beneficiary - Daniel Garang

EPN sponsored me in 2012–2013 to pursue a Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology at the Royal College of Science & Technology in Ruiru, Kenya.

 

Experience
I gained work experience as I began offering my first pharmaceutical services at Alek Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) in South Sudan, dispensing and arranging the drug store for 4 months as a volunteer. Later, I was offered work at the County Health Department (CHD), Gogrial West, South Sudan. I worked as a Pharmaceutical Technician, supplying medical supplies and equipments to the county‘s 19 health facilities.

With hands on experience in pharmacy and being the only pharmacy staff in the area and the state, the Government officially transferred me to the State’s Hospital where I served both the State Hospital and the State Warehouse in Warrap State. I actually implemented storage measures and received new medical supplies and equipments as well as pushing the consignments from national level to the respective counties (6) of Warap State according to my job description.

 

Challenges
Though I served the population with essential drugs, I was actually loaded as I was the only pharmaceutical personnel supervising all the county’s health facilities and the State hospital with large consignments from national level yet I only had a certificate. It was not easy for me to manage 19 Health Facilities, State’s Hospital and the Warehouse in general but I had to do my best for my people and future skills. Minimal wage by the Government was a secondary challenge and I was also unable to solve issues related to finances and issues that require advanced education.

 

Professional Journey
EPN opened up my eyes to find career since I was not intending to choose Pharmacy but now, I have fallen in love with this pharmacy career and I wish to pursue it further. I really would love becoming a Clinical Pharmacist as my specialization in the future. Honestly and in reality, EPN brought me from nothing to something. I come from a very humble background and I will never
forget the support provided by EPN.

I appreciate the work that EPN is doing.
Daniel Garang

 

FranklinScholarship Beneficiary - Franklin Tarla

Following my brilliant performance at the pharmacy technician program, part of the Ecumenical Scholarship Program, coming out as the overall best student in the pharmacy department, I have been offered the opportunity by my employer to further my studies. Sir I wish to notify you that I have been offered admission to read pharmacy in the Nkwame Nkrumah University Science and technology Ghana. I have been admitted into the pharmacy D program, a six years program. Considering the challenges we face on a daily basis, I taught it will be wise to make use of this life time opportunity. 

 

I thank EPN for the scholarship that made me perform extremely well. It is due to that performance that I have been favored by my employer to go to school.  I promise to provide any information at any time required by EPN. Once more thanks to EPN, GOD bless EPN and continue to provide so that you can meet the needs of others. 

 

Sincerely,
Franklin Tarla Ndzi
Beneficiary EPN scholarship

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