Seibatu Sia Kemoh

Age: 26 years

What is your background?
I was born on the 15/11/1987 at Njala Monkonde in the Moyamba District in the south part of Sierra Leone. I am the first born of the family. I have one brother and no sister. My mother madam Janet Momoh is a development worker and my father Mr Morie P. Kemoh who is now late (dead) was also a developmental worker. I went to the Ahmediyya muslim secondary school in Bo where I sat my BECE in JSS 3 and went to the Harford School for girls Moyamba where I took my first WASSE and went back to the Ahmediyya muslim secondary school were I resat to the WASSE in 2007. After that I gained admission in the school of community health and clinical sciences formerly called paramedical, in October 2007. I successfully went through the course and came out with a distinction in 2010. I did my 6 months of housemanship at the Jembe CHC and after I stayed with them until I was recruited into the ministry of health and posted to Nyala CHC. Now I’m here as a STP-student at CapaCare

Why did you want to enter the program?
I choose the enter into this program because I want to help in dealing with minor surgeries at the community, since the people at the villages cannot access the district hospitals at all times. To also help in handling maternal complications.

What is a normal day like for you at the hospital?
Always busy even without surgery. We do rounds and take care of patients. Tuesday and Thursdays we do surgery.

What do you like most about the program?
The thing I like most about the program is that the tutors give everybody the equal chance to learn the surgical skills, and one is also allowed to continue practice as a health worker whilst in training.

What will you do after you finish the program?
I will work for the government of Sierra Leone at anywhere they post me. They will allow me put into practice what I have learnt in helping with the obstetric emergencies and other minor surgeries.