This picture is that of a very intelligent young man named Chiyembekezo from Makupete Village in Thondwe Zomba, Malawi. He has been selected to study at a secondary school in Lilongwe from Gologotha Primary School but he lacks funds to pay his school fees at MK60,000 (~US$140) per semester. So far, for his first semester, there is a pledge of MK10,000.
Recently we also received another S.O.S. from a young lady in our area who is going into her final year at University of Malawi (Chancellor College). Her family could only afford an amount of MK100,000 for her tuition; leaving her with a deficit of more than MK150,000 (~US$350). Her family has struggled very much doing everything to get her this far in her education. But for this one last hurdle, they need a push.
Our Community-based Organization, Thondwe Youth Skills Organization (THOYODO), receives a lot of these S.O.S. requests and we have done what we could to help several young people from families around our area through such challenges. However, our resources and sources of support are limited. Therefore, many are still waiting to hear from our organization.
We would like to call upon our friends, people from Thondwe and friends of THOYODO to share whatever little you can so that we should not leave any one of our young ones behind. Any small contribution will make a difference in a life or a family; and our community will appreciate your support.
We look forward to hearing from you. We will send you banking details upon request if you would like to contribute to our initiatives this time and/or in future.
Please pass this along, including the contact email firstname.lastname@example.org to anyone whom you think can support us.
Open your hearts. Help us organize against poverty.
Fukula Hastings Nyekanyeka
Board Member of THOYODO