Abel Saba isn’t yet 40, but his list of accomplishments is long.
Saba founded a school in his native Burkina Faso, in West Africa. He moved to the United States in 2009, working entry-level jobs so he could send home money to support the school as he learned English and attended classes for his nursing prerequisites.
He graduated with his BSN in 2015.
Now a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at WSU, he intends to return at least part-time to Burkina Faso when he graduates to open a medical clinic. Recently he traveled there with friend and fellow WSU College of Nursing alumni David Oni, who was awarded his PhD in 2019, to hold free medical clinics.
Said Saba, being able to help his native country through the knowledge and skills he’s learned at WSU “makes me feel a sense of accomplishment.”