My name is Seme Luate Cons, I am 22 years old and a refugee from South Sudan.
I had to flee my hometown Yei in 2016 due to conflict and it took me three days to reach the border. UNHCR officials picked me up and brought me to the camp where I live now.
I came to Uganda alone and I felt bad and stressed most times because I am separated from my siblings and distracted from school.
I completed my secondary education here in Uganda, and now I work with the organization I CAN South Sudan to support the wellbeing of refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees, especially vulnerable children and women.
Today, on the International Day for Refugees, I would like to share my experience of going to school in the camp, which is the largest refugee settlement in Uganda, East Africa.
The settlement is divided into smaller units called zones and in each zone there are administrative units, which include the education sector. There are schools in each zone, which range from early childhood development centers and primary schools to secondary schools.