South Sudan

RMF on the ground: Interview with South Sudan Project Coordinator, Bilha Achieng

July 2, 2010

The RMF Proust Questionnaire (like the ones in the back of Vanity Fair magazine) with our South Sudan Project Coordinator, Bilha Achieng:


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My idea of perfect happiness is when one is at peace with oneself and others.
When someone finds inner peace by being comfortable in one’s own skin, this is when they can spread it out to others.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?

My favorite activity outside work is travelling. I like visiting and exploring new places. This gives me a chance to meet new people and share experiences.

Who are your heroes?

My heroes are my sisters who have been faced with different challenges but have come out as strong working women that I will always look up to.    

What is your favorite or most used website?

My favorite website is

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean 2. I couldn’t imagine Johnny Depp in real life after that movie. He played the role well.

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is supporting the coordination of the establishment of a training institution-Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery which will have a positive impact on human resource for health in Southern Sudan.

What is your favorite music?

My favorite music is Afro-fusion. I like this music because it blends two different rhythms into one mix.

Who is your favorite author?

My favorite author is Wangari Mathai. In her books, she portrays one’s ability to stand firm on what one believes in as well as ‘an endless love for mankind’.

What talent would you most like to have?

Playing any musical instrument, more specifically the violin.

Where would you most like to live?

I would like to live along the beach, where I can watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Country Page: South Sudan Initiative Page: Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery