“Come with me.” said the head nurse to Amal, rushing from the surgery theatre. “We need you to stitch a patient.” I waited patiently in the waiting area as Amal rushed into serving a patient at Hawo Abdi Hospital in Mogadisho where she is employed as a part-time nurse.
Amal Farah shire was born and raised in Garowe, Puntland Somalia along with seven siblings hailing from a poor family she barely made it to the university in where she has studied Midwifery in the University Of Somalia, in the course of her study she has always showed enthusiasm and a great work ethic for her to pay her tuition and support her family, she has worked hard to find employment but her attempts have always ended in disappointment, Almost every institution required great period of experience.
Shaqodoon gave her the opportunity to provide internships for 150 students at the University Of Somalia, The students have went through one month training at the hospital. Amal was fortunate enough to take part of this program, Amal was placed in Hawo Abdi Hospital after the training alongside with other 17 students as an intern where she would earn a great amount of experience practically from the health professionals in the hospital making her competent for employment.
She was not only devoted to her duties as a nurse but paid personal interest to motivate other interns as well. She is sweet natured having the quality of mixing with others. Within small time, because of her nature and commitment to the duties, she established very good relations within the group and in the community.
Amal’s positive attitude came to fruition as the hospital awarded her part-time nurse position at the emergency and surgical wards.
Amal expressed her appreciation to Shaqodoon Organization for bridging the gap between academia and job market with the training and finding her an internship. As she could now support her family financially and can serve her community by becoming a valuable asset to the hospital.