Help Essa Go Back to School

This is Essa. He is a 16-year old boy living in Gambia, West Africa. A little bit before Christmas he found me through Instagram. As we started talking, I was impressed with his ability to speak English. He then related a story about going to an English-speaking Catholic school in his village, despite growing up speaking Mandika. 

As I became more interested, he finally revealed that he and his four siblings were orphaned and now living with their grandmother. His mother had died when she was giving birth to his youngest sibling Ebrima. His father had recently died in a car accident. Without a proper way to earn money, Essa was no longer able to attend his school. His main motivation is to gain an education so that he can provide for Musa (11), Nabintou (9), Mamed (7), and Ebrima (now 4).

His family is provided one meal per day and he's desperate to do whatever he can to provide a better life for his entire family, including his grandmother. He's a very genuine young man who has reached out to me on a daily basis since before Christmas. He's respectful of my limitations, but I made a promise that I would do what I could to help him, being a limited (by U.S. standards) school teacher. Any amount of money will be helpful.

He attends the Brikama Methodist Academy, but is currently on hold due to his lack of financial means, so his need is immediate, but will also be on-going.53855596_1610326221787996_r.jpegI will be sending him whatever money I raise in the first week, plus my own contribution, via to get the ball rolling on January 18th via World Remit. If you'd like to make your donations directly, please contact me via instagram Namaste Alchemy  or on facebook FB Tony Pizza   and I can send you his grandmother's information for World Remit. Thank you for the time you've taken to read this. Please relay this to any person you might think be willing and able to help. 



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