Malcolm Deserves an Education

"Hi, my name is Malcolm Thwala.

I am 23 years old and originally from Zimbabwe. I came to Liverpool in 2013 as a refugee in search for my mother. My mother arrived in Liverpool 10 years prior, in search of a better living for her and I.

Since arriving in Liverpool and reuniting with my Mother I have fallen in love with the city, I feel at home here. I have tried hard to better myself academically, completing an Access Allied Health course last year and receiving runner up for the Adult Student of the Year Award across England.

When Hope University offered me a place this year to study Nutrition and Sports Exercise Science, I was ecstatic. I accepted the offer without hesitation and have been enjoying the course since starting in September.

Sadly, this will all come to an abrupt end. On the 8th of November I received a letter from student finance refusing to loan me my tuition fees because of my visa status.

When I applied to University, my status was known by both the University and the Government and I still got accepted in to the course, I feel like I am being treated unfairly. I am absolutely gutted that my university journey could be over in a matter of 2 weeks after just a short few months. It is frustrating that in a City with my family, friends and my job I may be unable to pursue the future that I want.”

After knowing Malcom for just a short time living with him in student accommodation, we have became very close. Malcom has a big heart, he is often volunteering at the local youth club and he enjoys helping people. We are frustrated that someone who is such asset to the community could be striped of an education.

Education is something everyone should be entitled to and Malcolm’s story shows us how much we ourselves take for granted.
Let’s raise as much money as possible to help this young man. 
Malcom deserves an education.

Any help you can give Malcolm would be hugely appreciated.
Thank you for reading.

To read Malcom’s full story on his journey to Liverpool please read 

  • I H 
    • £10 
    • 12 mos
  • Sammy Taylor  
    • £5 
    • 12 mos
  • Shola Barrett-Wilkie  
    • £15 
    • 12 mos
  • Sinead Nunes 
    • £10 
    • 13 mos
  • Savannah S 
    • £5 
    • 13 mos
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Fundraising team (5)

Layla Rigby 
Raised £210 from 7 donations
Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom
Malcolm Thwala 
Team member
Raised £175 from 12 donations
Kerrie Mcbride 
Team member
Raised £95 from 7 donations
Olivia McKeown 
Team member
Raised £95 from 6 donations
Johnny Harbinsom 
Team member
Raised £20 from 1 donation
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