A young man has made it through the jungle in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northernmost province, and now he is on his way to a prestigious academic title.
As the world’s attention shifts to the Congo, this story of a young man’s struggle to survive in a jungle world is not only inspiring, but also fascinating.
For the last two decades, Timo Simeon is the youngest and only male member of the Sama village militia.
He is the son of a local woman and is an expert in archery.
When Simeons father was killed in battle in 2003, Timos grandfather was left alone.
He went to live with his grandmother and was able to keep his family’s ancestral property intact.
It is the same story for his two younger brothers.
They were born in Sama and are now in their teens.
Timo’s younger brother, Yekar, is a professional bowhunter, while Yekari is a mechanic.
He works for the Congolese government.
The eldest brother, Tari, is an engineering student at the University of Kinshasa.
They have a simple life, but it is no simple life for them.
Timos brother, Zimmy, is in his 20s and has been living in the same house for six years.
It is in this house that he is taught to shoot bows, and he is also taught to use firearms.
“I always say, the main thing is to keep your head up, your hands on the trigger, your feet on the ground,” Timo says.
Zimmy is a student at a private university in Kinshawa, and is also the youngest of his siblings.
His father died when he was just six years old, and Zimmys grandfather was shot and killed while working as a teacher.ZIMMY has also been in the service since he was a young child, and after six years of being in the military, he has returned to school.
“I want to study to be a doctor,” he says.
Tims father, however, is still in the army.
Timy is a soldier with the Soma region of the Congolee Republic, which is now the only part of the country that does not have a permanent army.
“The military was not always the way it is today, and we were not always in the front lines,” he said.
“Nowadays, the soldiers are always on the battlefields, so they are ready to fight, and they are in the fight.”
The Sama militia was formed by Timo in 2003 as a defence against an encroaching enemy.
The Sama, or “wild man”, is not a tribal people.
They are an ethnic group who live in the region of Congo where the vast majority of people live.
In the last few years, Tim and his brothers have been training for their first big test: fighting a guerrilla group.
The Soma are one of the most powerful rebel groups in the country, and Timo, a former member of a special forces team, is one of their top leaders.
He knows all of their weaknesses and knows that there are no easy victories in the jungle.
He has spent the last six years in Soma, but is now planning to move to Kinshya in 2014 to be closer to his mother, who he has called his “mama”.
“I know that I will not get the chance to live a normal life.
The military has its own rules, and I have to follow them,” he explained.
“But I have a dream that I want to get to the top.
I have been a soldier since I was nine years old and I always have my heart set on the military.
I love the soldiers, I love being a soldier.
I don’t want to go back to the jungle, but to go to the front line.
I didn’t even know the soldiers existed, let alone that they were in Kanshya,” he added. “
When I came back to Kanshwa, I had no idea that it would be like this.
I didn’t even know the soldiers existed, let alone that they were in Kanshya,” he added.
“We have to stay here and defend ourselves.”
Timo says that as a boy, he dreamed of becoming a doctor.
He grew up on the outskirts of Kansha, in a village called Tungi, which was one of three villages that made up the Samas’ ancestral home.
He started attending classes in a nearby town, but he was not good enough for the local medical school.
Instead, he spent two years at a local university, studying for his master’s degree in medicine.
“My family was very poor.
My grandfather had to work all the time.
My mother worked all the hours and she had to keep my brothers and sisters fed,” he explains.”As