Help Gilbert stay at Oxford!

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Raised by 447 people in 5 months
Gilbert Mitullah  North Ward, ENG
Hello, 

I am Gilbert Mitullah Omware. 

I recently got admitted to University of Oxford to pursue a Masters in Comparative and International Education. I am only the 10th African and the only Kenyan to be admitted in the existence of the program.

I initially obtained funding for the course from a Kenyan company which later pulled out of payment and diverted the funds elsewhere due to delays in obtaining my visa to leave for the United Kingdom. I consequently had to fundraise to complete the course and I have been given a very short deadline after which I will be suspended from school. So far, I have raised £5,800 and I will get a part time job so I can raise another £2,000. 

I would greatly appreciate any help or support in whatever amount available, or a reference to an individual, trust or organization that could help me raise this amount.

The reason I believe I qualify for support and sponsorship is the work I have been doing and the potential to continue with this work once I complete my studies. I have dedicated a large part of my life to making a difference for others in leadership and education and I wish to continue my work when I complete the course. For this, I was identified as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans of 2016.

In particular, I am keen on accomplishing the following when I go back to Kenya:

1. I have a long term dream of contributing to Kenya's political leadership at the county and national levels and this is part of my motivation to attend the University of Oxford for the Masters course which has a focus on education policy.

2. I am a part of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and I have dedicated the past 9 years of my life to making a difference for people in Kenya in various programs. In particular, I have worked in the education sector and mentored over 3,000 young people. This is work I will continue doing when I come back to Kenya after my course. You can see more of my work documented on these two links: www.nairobiglobalshapers.or.ke and weareafrican.wordpress.com.

3. I have spent time mentoring young people in different contexts, through the Presidential Digital Talent Mentorship Program (PDTP) launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015, through African Solutions for Africa Programs (ASAP) and also with PACE Kenya which places volunteer teaching assistants in primary schools.

4. I am an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and have been running the legal aid program at County Legal Aid Bureau (CLAB) where we go out to legal aid clinics and offer free legal advice as well as take up cases pro bono. I am also a volunteer advocate at Kituo Cha Sheria and their records can confirm this. We have taken up almost 300 cases so far and have run the legal aid program in 4 counties in partnership with EACORNET. I will continue doing this work as well.

5. I have a great desire to use my legal skills to help improve the Kenyan education system. I have already worked in contributing to curriculum reforms in the country and that is why I am taking up this course. My hope is to make a contribution to Kenya's education law and policy. My dream is to set up improve schools across the country in partnership with county governments and that is why I applied to and was accepted to an education related course even though I am a lawyer.

My goal in life is to make a difference in how children in rural areas receive relevant and quality learning and my research at Oxford is on the regulation of Low Fee Private Schools in Kenya which will have practical outcomes that can be implemented in Kenya.

Any amount raised after the deadline will be paid into my college battles account and in the event that I don't use it, it will be used to fund another student of African descent at St Antony's College, Oxford.

If you have any questions or require more details, you may reach me on -omwaremitullah@gmail.com- or +447391113050.

My very best wishes,

Gilbert Mitullah Omware
LLB(UoN), Dip Law(KSL)
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Update 10
Posted by Gilbert Mitullah
1 month ago
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Someone just gave £1,000! We have now hit £9,942, who will take us to £10,000?

We ARE targeting 5,000 people to give £5 each. We have almost hit the halfway mark by our deadline, and we must keep going. Will you join our army of supporters? Please #KeepGilbertatOxford #HelpGilbertstayatOxford

COME THROUGH!
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Update 9
Posted by Gilbert Mitullah
1 month ago
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£8,307 of £25,800 raised and growing.

Thank you so so much all friends, supporters, friends of supporters! Keep sharing and helping. We are almost there.

Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu- I am what I am because of who we all are.
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Update 8
Posted by Gilbert Mitullah
1 month ago
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We have now hit £2,432. We still have a distance to go and just about 30 hours left to end the campaign.
We are targeting 5,000 people to give £5 in 72hours. Would you be one of them? Would you join my journey, #buyGilbertaCoffee and #HelpGilbertstayatOxford

Walk with me!
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Update 7
Posted by Gilbert Mitullah
1 month ago
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We are now at £1,253 and rapidly accelerating!

Thanks so much for all the support and sharing as it has greatly contributed to this increase. To help share the message, you could share this post and follow my Facebook fundraising page here: https://www.facebook.com/buyGilbertacoffee/

With thanks and wishing you my very best,

Gilbert.
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£12,899 of £25.8k goal

Raised by 447 people in 5 months
Created October 17, 2016
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Kudos bro! The sky is the limit.

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Jacqui Gitau
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Hi Gilbert, we wish you the very best. May you get more than you need!! We live in oxford, so karibu for some ugali!

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