- A determined young man has succeeded in becoming a graduate against very daunting odds stacked against him
- The man named Manyang Lual Jok said he left his country from Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya with just an envelope in his hand
- Now he has graduated from McGill University with a BA in Computer Science and Economics even as his story has inspired many
A young man named Manyang Lual Jok who left his country from a refugee camp with just an envelope in his hand has become a graduate.
Manyang made the exciting announcement on LinkedIn, using his incredible story to inspire many users on the platform.
Graduate of Computer Science and Economics
Manyang's story quickly went viral as it bears the mark of someone who has been transformed from nothing to something.
PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG!
He graduated with a BA in Computer Science and Economics from McGill University, Canada.
Sharing his story, the young man wrote:
"4 years ago, I left Kakuma refugee Camp with nothing but God and my go-get-it attitude. That tiny brown envelope on my hand, held everything I had own in the refugee camp.
"Leaving behind my family and friends and moving to a new country where I knew no one was scary. Now I am a McGill University graduate with BA in Computer Science and Economics."
LinkedIn users react
Gilbert Ekale Amoding said:
"Congratulations brother! This is a great achievement, keep your head up for the next phase of your life."
Sally N. commented:
"Congratulations Mr. Jok. Many immigrants can relate to your story. Canada & USA have been built by those for whatever circumstances, had to leave their birth countries for over a century, and this will not change anytime soon. Do not forget the sacrifices made for you to be where you are now. Also, be thankful to those that gave you the opportunity, and showed you genuine love, care and guidance."
Former bricklayer becomes a medical doctor
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a man who used to work as a bricklayer later became a medical doctor.
The man named Ronald Olum shared his incredible grass to grace story on Twitter and it quickly went viral.
Ronald's story became a reference point as internet users used him as what could be possible if one is determined to make it.