Best Friends Until the End

Written by Zulfa in Form 5.
Written by Zulfa in Form 5

Students in St Jude’s newly-formed Marketing Club have unearthed some special stories about 2018’s graduating class. In the first of several articles, Zulfa describes the long-term friendship between Rajabu and Izack. 

“I recall we used to board the same small blue bus…” reflected Rajabu in Form 6, describing how he met his best friend, Izack, in 2006. 

“The bus picked up Izack from his pickup point in Lemara [a village near Moshono], then later, the bus would arrive at my pickup point nearby and usually he would reserve me a seat beside him.”

Little Blue: St Jude's first school bus, which Rajabu and Izack used to take.
Little Blue: St Jude’s first school bus, which Rajabu and Izack used to take.

“We were in the same class, with just seven students. Izack was the class monitor and we loved sitting alongside each other,” Rajabu said. 

Rajabu was once an entertainment minister at Smith Secondary Campus in 2016, always dancing and presenting and doing music. It was a big part of his life. Izack also shares Rajabu’s interests in music, cultural dance, arts and soccer.

Izack finds himself laughing whenever he is with Rajabu, and Rajabu describes Isack as being one of the most hardworking people he knows. 

When Rajabu and Izack entered Form 5, their friendship changed because they were no longer in the same class and had less time to spend together. Rajabu decided to study business and humanities subjects, while Izack studied sciences. Their different interests only complimented the friendship though, and they spend their free time doing activities together, just as it has always been.

Buddies from the beginning: Isack (left) and Rajabu (right) on Cultural Day 2011.
Buddies from the beginning: Isack (left) and Rajabu (right) on Cultural Day 2011.

“I am always grateful for having a friend like Izack and am proud we made it all the way from 2006 to 2018, and finally we are graduating from high school together. This is one of my greatest achievements. Together we won an interschool football competition and the best cultural club at 2011 Cultural Day.”

While Rajabu dreams of being a television journalist, Izack has high hopes of becoming a doctor. No matter where their futures lead, one thing is for certain. This friendship is here to stay. 

Donate to St Jude’s 2018 Annual Appeal and help students like Rajabu and Izack fulfil their dreams.     

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