I am currently facing financial hardship as I am in need of $4,100 by March 4th, 2018 to pay for my previous semester account balance in order to register for the current semester and avoid a termination of my F-1 immigration status.
The short window of time I have to pay my balance in full and avoid a termination of my F-1 status is the main reason why I am requesting your help.
Due to a life threatening illness back in 2014, my father, who lives in Cameroon and is the main sponsor of my tuition, has been unable to continue to support the cost of my education. As a result, I have been, for three years now, working almost full-time while being a full-time student in order to self-support my tuition and other living expenses.
Currently, I am a Math and ESL pathways tutor at PCC. Through my tutoring sessions, I realized how empowering it is to be able to break down a concept in a way that enables the student to understand and demonstrate the same concept to someone else in his /her own word after the tutoring session has ended.
In addition to being a tutor, I have also been a mentor for new students (local as well as international) through the program called JAM. Being a JAM leader is not only a reminder for me of where my abroad journey began, but it also gives me an opportunity to help new students begin their academic journey at PCC on a positive and somewhat empowering note.
These two leadership positions have made me value more what it means to be there for someone intellectually, physically or emotionally. The reason being that i have in so many occasions witnessed how empowering it is for the student to realize that the answer lies within and all s/he had to do is to dig a little bit deeper or approach the task at hand from a different perspective.
Becoming a registered nurse, for me is an opportunity to continue to provide care for others and support someone else's healing through kindness and compassion.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!
- Adama Franklin
- Russell Frank
- Russell Frank
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