- Sergeant Josephine Dei Kotei, a Ghanaian correction officer has been awarded a UN medal for her relentless service in South Sudan
- The 30-year-old wanted to become a nurse in order to care for others, but that changed through an interesting turn of events
- Josephine now works around the clock to ensure that law and order is maintained around her territory
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A 30-year-old Ghanaian lady who was on her way to becoming a nurse made a sudden switch to become a corrections officer and has been awarded a UN medal for her role and relentless service.
Sergeant Josephine Dei Kotei, according to a post on the verified Facebook handle of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), is the youngest peacekeeper working in the Malakal detention centre.
Kotei indicates that she wanted to become a nurse in other to care for people and serve them even in her weakest moments but gladly, she is able to do that with her new profession.
“I didn’t become a nurse, but my work still involves caring. I’m taking care of detainees, ensuring that they are treated humanely, given their day in court and inspired towards a positive change in behaviour,” she says.
Sergeant Dei Kotei takes care of a special subset of internally displaced persons staying within the peacekeeping mission’s protection of civilians site in Malakal, South Sudan.
Together with UN Police and the rest of the team of corrections officers, Josephine works around the clock to ensure that law and order is maintained in this area.
Read the update by UNMISS below:
In another heartwarming report, a 23-year-old Ghanaian gentleman by the name Bernard Bossor who is a trained teacher has groomed himself with another useful skill that he is using to make an impact in society.
Bernard Bossor who teaches at the Presby Primary School in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region of Ghana shared his story and pictures after speaking about his passion to YEN.com.gh.
According to the gentleman, he discovered his passion for making footwear as far back as 2013 right when he finished junior high school and was about to enrol in a senior high school.
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Source: Yen Newspaper