Gobakwe Ramadi is a 3rd year student studying Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM).
A continuous Deans awards winner, Gobakwe attended 5 weeks academics SUSI (Study of U.S. Institutes) program at University of Washington by FIUTS (Foundation of International Understanding Through Students).
She was selected for this program after a competitive process of selection in BU and then the US embassy.
The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) programme is a five- to six-week academic program focusing on topics in U.S. studies for groups of foreign undergraduates, scholars, and teachers.
Hosted by universities and colleges throughout the United States, the Institutes include an intensive academic residency, an educational study tour to another region of the United States, and opportunities for participants to engage with American peers. Institutes for Student Leaders also include community service activities and leadership development.
The requirement of completing this programme is that each student find a sponsor and do a project for 6 months.
Gobakwe’s project is opening a food bank for people living with HIV/AIDS, especially children. She says the experience have helped her as a leader, a student and as someone who have good aspirations and want to make great impact for the community.
Her message to other students is that as much as education is important, they should also give back to the community and grow themselves in other areas.