Masha Samuel Ruwa



Masha Samuel Ruwa

I would like to pursue a career in medicine and I believe that the SLAS experience would be beneficial to me because the knowledge that I will gain relates to the course that I will pursue. I knew about the SLAS Program through my mother and the website. My mother is my role model and mentor because she is a strong-willed woman who always believes that everything is possible in God as long as one is hardworking. I aspire to pursue a course in medical research because it is through that medicine and vaccines of emerging diseases are discovered. I’m really motivated when health improves and I like saving lives.

Primary School

Kiwandani Primary School

Secondary School

Ribe Boys High School

Favourite School Subjects

Chemistry and Physics

Career Aspiration

Medical doctor


Playing piano, football and watching movies

Personal Blog


During the first two weeks, I was in the ICT department. I had a wonderful time interacting with the ICT staff. I got to know the various departments that are in ICT and the work that they do. I also interacted with computer experts from the various departments and learnt a lot of things like: Installing an operating system, software development, networking etc. I also had a chance to use power point to prepare a presentation that I did together with my colleagues in front of the whole department.

The next two weeks got me in the wards. I spent the first three days in High Dependence Unit which admits critically ill children who are day 1-13 years old. I took part in the ward rounds where I observed the doctors attending patients from one bed to another. For the next three days, I went to Pharmacy and learnt how medicines are stocked and dispensed. I also knew how to compound medicines. Ward 1 marked the end of my ward rotation. I had a chance to have a one on one section with the patients and interacted with them. It was indeed a learning experience.