This is my friend Modou Fofana. He is a young man who lives with his younger siblings and grandmother in a small village in the Gambia, a dirt poor country on the west coast of Africa. He is determined to better himself. How determined? A couple of years ago his mud house melted in the rain, so he went out and got the material to make his own bricks by hand to rebuild his own house.
But it doesn't stop there. He wants a university education so he can do work in the medical field. Back in February, many of you amazing people generously helped him get into school where he has been diligently studying away for the past year, prepping to go to University and study nursing. He got his grades (which I have seen) and they are good! So now he's applying for university.
The good news is that university is astonishingly inexpensive in the Gambia: about $1100 USD for the whole year.
The bad news is that a thousand bucks for Modou is like trying to purchase a family space shuttle.
So I am hoping we can all pitch in and get this ambitious and energetic kid to college. If just a few people pitch in, we can get this done lickety-split. He needs to enroll by January 8, so time is of the essence! Please be as generous as you can and help a promising young man get the education he deserves!