From a Cleaner to an Admin And Travel Assistant

Friday 18 March 2022

Meet Poni Clementina Ladu, 34, at her office in Juba. She joined Save the Children in 2007 as a cleaner. Poni said she feels good working with Save the children since she joined. Prior to joining Save the Children, she doesn’t have tuition fees to continue with her education since she lost her father, the only bread winner at home. Poni never knew she would make it in her current role because she doesn't have the required education to do the job. Now she is happy in her new role. 

Poni Clementina Ladu, 34, at her office in Juba. Photo Ezibon Saadalla/Save the Children

“I thank God for the opportunity I got from Save the Children to work as a cleaner, I dedicated myself to the work and it became my life. I did not care about position; all I was caring about was giving my best and delivering beyond expectations. Due to the dedication and hard work, I was promoted and today I am the Adminstration & Travel Assistant, thanks to Save the Children”, said Poni.

Poni Joined Save the Children when she was still in a primary school. With the support and her savings from Save the Children, she pursued her studies as she kept working. In 2021, she completed her Diploma in Logistic and Procurement Management.

"I am happy with Save the Children, because the organization has played a vital role in my life and especially my family as an orphan", said Poni.

Poni said her hope is to work with and for children. She is working hard to be more and more effective in contributing in the development and wellbeing of children in South Sudan and beyond.


Written by Ezibon Saadalla/Save the Children

Edited by Tito Justin/Save the Children