Hello Amazing Friends and Family,
As you know I have spent the past few summers volunteering and living in East Africa. One of the most fulfilling and enjoyable aspects of these trips were the people and friends that I made along the way. Emmanuel Abere is one of these amazing friends, and someone who has touched my life and the lives of many others in truly brilliant ways. Emmnauel was the first person that I met in Kenya, and a major source of strength for me during my time there.
Emmanuel is a youth volunteer worker from North Maragoli in Western Kenya. For the past many years Emmanuel has dedicated a HUGE, and I mean HUGE amount of time to volunteering with numerous organizations to improve the livelihoods of those within his community. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him on the reconstruction of a youth polytechnic school, a bridge connecting two major towns and on the construction of one of the only schools in the region for children with physical disabilities. Emmanuel has also been a dedicated volunteer with this school, donating his time (the equivalent of a full time job) to manage construction of the school, teach classes and assist children by coordinating trips to medical centers for various treatments. Emmanuel has never been compensated for this work, which has meant that it can sometimes be difficult to find resources for things such as higher education.
As someone who represents the values of humanity and generosity, and as someone who has touched my life in such a dramatic way I feel that it is now time to pass it forward. Emmanuel was recently accepted to study nursing at Nairobi Hospital's Nursing College and is due to commence classes in September. It has been his dream to study medical sciences so that he can use these skills to assist children with medical ailments in his own community. The only problem is that it is difficult to fund this schooling, and thus I am reaching out for help to try and raise enough funds to cover Emmanuel's first year at the College. I know that more than anyone I know, Emmanuel will take these skills to make a tangible difference in his community and this is why I am so passionate about ensuring that he is able to attend in September.
Having reviewed the documents from Nairobi Medical College, including detailed fee breakdown's I am trying to raise $3000 within the next two weeks. This is a hefty goal but I know that we can make this happen. This money will cover all of the costs associated with tuition, accommodation, food and money transfer costs for the first full year of study.
Anything helps, and I would greatly, greatly appreciate this assistance to help a dear friend reach a goal and realize a dream. Any bit helps!
Asante Sana and extreme amounts of Love,
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