For a couple of years in my schooling, from primary to secondary level, I experienced unsettling interruptions to my education due to war in my country - the Democratic Republic of Congo. I shifted in and out of school because of family circumstances beyond my control, repeating grades because of language barriers.
I believe education is the key to success. I have always been determined to receive an education, even in confronting situations in the three different education systems I have been a part of - language the biggest barrier. First I studied in the DRC, then Kenya and now Australia.
In fact, all these unsettling experiences have made me more determined to overcome adversity and put my effort into my schooling.