Help Nfamara & Mariama Stay in School

I am raising funds to help keep Nfamara & his sister Mariama in school in Brikama, The Gambia, Africa.

People all over the world are struggling more than ever because of the pandemic.

Nfamara & Mariama Conteh need help to stay in school, food, clothing, basic medical supplies and footwear.  I will ensure their current school fees are paid at Jamisa Upper Basic School in Brikama. I am also researching ways in which we as a community can help their community in the bigger picture & look at this as an ongoing expanding challenge &  commitment.

I have spoken & facetimed with Nfamara a number of times. He is a  passionate, driven young man filled with hope, intelligence & an unbreakable spirit. He is very keen to finish his education. Most importantly, he hopes to break the cycle of poverty his family is experiencing.  I have also seen the extremely challenging (to say the least) conditions his family are living in. Nfamara has personally  struggled to help take care of his mother, sister & himself after his father passed away this time last year.

This is an extremely difficult time for us all financially.  I know it is a lot to ask for money during a pandemic, but even if you can spare $5 or $10 dollars or even more, It will help offer Nfamara & Mariama an opportunity to finish school & ease some of  the challenges they face on a daily basis. Thank you in advance for your kindness & generosity - Nick & the Contehs.
  • Gary Steadman 
    • 45 $ 
    • 7 mos
  • David Gorman 
    • 50 $ 
    • 9 mos
  • Cameron Burgess 
    • 20 $ 
    • 11 mos
  • Chris Frost 
    • 100 $ 
    • 11 mos
  • Kevin Pinzone 
    • 100 $ 
    • 11 mos
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Nick Atkinson 
Los Angeles, CA
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