My name is Highness Prosper Shao. I’m the first child in a family of four children. I have two twin siblings, Glory and Ronald and a younger brother called Baraka. Currently, my two twin siblings and I live with our uncle and our younger brother is staying with our grandparents because our parents have passed away. I was admitted to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, where I am now pursuing my first degree as a medical doctor. I am very grateful to God because my dream is still alive and I’m still striving for it to come true.
I’m interested in this field because I sympathize with girls and women who are always deprived of their basic rights. I have witnessed girls and women encountering a number of difficulties such as serious health complications like breast and cervical cancer, miscarriages, abortions and a lot of complications during deliveries like fistulas. Yet, the society can’t see all the difficulties this precious group is going through, instead they keep on burdening them with exhaustive tasks, denying them of their basic rights - like the right to education, expressing their views and feelings, right to form associations with different women development organizations etc. According to my views, women are going through all these issues because of lack in knowledge about their rights, including the right to get quality health services and proper productive health education. I wish I can reach my dream and play my part as a health facilitator to rescue women’s lives and forming an organization in which women will get a proper reproductive health education, forming a strong voice for women against all cultural and traditional beliefs and practices that deprive them of their basic rights. My dream job is to become a competent gynecologist.
Apart from my studies, I enjoy singing in a choir group in church and with my friends. I also enjoy composing different poems, writing inspirational quotes and reading inspirational books as well as listening to inspirational speeches.