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A JOURNEY FROM HOPELESS TO HOPE BY CHRISTOPHER LUPUPA
Am greeting you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. Being one of the beneficiary under your sponsorship as student nurse at Chilonga nursing school since 2014. I am hereby giving thanks for your charitable work you are doing. May the lord almighty continue to bless you abundantly so that you continue helping the needy.
I am a male aged 43 years, fourth born in the poor family of (10) from Santa Maria in Chilubi Island, Northern Province. The island is situated in Lake Bangweulu. Both of my parents are alive who depend on fishing and farming on a small scale. My three sisters and two brothers have passed away who left nine children to my old parents to manage and support them.
I am the only son who has reached college level in nursing. Before entering the nursing school under your support, I sustained my living as a painter and sign writer. This helped me to pull through with my secondary school and also some well-wishers helped. Sometimes it was very hard for me to fine piece work and it forced me in vegetable farming.
During my nursing training, I was passing through some hardships such as finding money for groceries and school stationery such as reams of paper. We only close school for two weeks every year in which it is hard to work for transport money and groceries.
Our school was gutted by fire which disturbed our learning atmosphere as the library and other essential items got burnt. I am going to write the final qualifying examinations in November 2017 since I could not clear some courses. The school is going to be closed on 9th June, 2017 and to reopen on 10th July, 2017.
30th June 2017
I see it befitting to sincerely appreciate the foundation as an individual for the endless effort and support you have rendered to me throughout my training as a general Registered Nurse.
Indeed it has not been a simple and easy path but with your financial support, I have been able through God’s grace to pull through even in the midst of so many challenges. You have enabled me achieve my dreams through your financial support without which it was not going to be easy for me to complete my training successfully. Many people; family members, friends, the community and the school at large, are very proud of me because of my success academically which was made possible by your financial support.
My prayer is that God opens more and more doors of blessings for you, so that you can be able to reach out to others who are also in need of financial support. Your works of charity are indeed touching souls and only God knows how best he can reward you. I know that it has not been easy and simple a task to collect and gather funds to pay for people like us. Your commitment, sacrifice and works of charity can be over emphasised. May the good Lord, the omnipotent and omnipresent God abundantly bless and guide you in all your endeavours.
I would also like to seize this opportunity and ask on behalf the still coming students who will be unable to pay for themselves that they too, may be beneficiaries of the Mwanawenge foundation in terms of financial support. Your consideration towards this plea will be highly eulogized.
As you might have been aware, the school; the Midwifery side has been divested in the inferno which has made the school go through terrible and tough moments. Even in the midst of many atrocities, the school through the well able and capacitated Management has been working tirelessly to help us achieve and realise our dreams. The school lost books in the library, models in the skills laboratory, structures which include hostels, kitchen etc.
The teaching equipment in the demonstration room were gutted as well. Your help in any way to try and revamp the school will be exceptionally eulogized.
Lastly, may I indicate that your financial support to individuals like me and my fellow students has caused amicable and possible impact on my life.
God richly bless you.
APPLICATION FOR NURSING TRAINING SPONSORSHIP
To Mwanamwenge Foundation.
With reference to the above subject I wish to apply for sponsorship. I am a male Zambian aged 25 years old. I successfully completed my grade 12 in 2012 and I was admitted into Nursing school this July 2017 at Chilonga School of Nursing and Midwifery.
I wish to bring to your attention that my parents are unable to pay for my school fees. My parents are aged and are peasant farmers; neither of them had an opportunity to attain formal education and faced many struggles in their lives because of this. Nevertheless, they made a commitment early in life to do everything within their capability to instil in me love of learning and of understanding the importance of hard work and dedication.
Because of their love and sacrifice over the years, I have been able to devote the time and energy necessary to academic accomplishment, even though money was always a challenge. I used to take a long journey walking to school of about one hour, trekking high land and low land, from as early as dawn.
In my primary education, I often came first in my class, this inspired my parents to continue supporting me up to grade 9 (nine). And when I wrote grade 9 examinations, I passed to grade 10 with flying colours. But unfortunately my parents failed completely to support me and I almost quitted school. However, by the grace of God, an organisation called CAYA -Catholic Youth Association sponsored me from grade 10 to grade 12.
When I wrote my grade 12 examinations, I passed in all subjects that I sat for with three distinctions and five merits. Therefore, I pleaded with CAYA to support me start tertiary education but my plea was not successful because CAYA could only offer financial support to primary and secondary school pupils only. This forced me to stay in the community for five years. Now I am given an opportunity to study nursing, which I desire to devote my life to. I am humbly requesting your good office to sponsor me.
The pictures below show such times when I was struggling to generate money for the school.
From day one of my training you have always supported me,thank you so much for your generosity I really appreciate for helping me reach this far all thanks to you have managed to complete my course, God Bless you! - FAITH
APPLICATION FOR NURSING TRAINING SPONSORSHIP
My name is Chipalo Mwansa born in 1995. I am the second born in the family of five (5).Currently we are four, three males and one females. My mother’s name was Pascalina Kabonga while my father’s name was Raphael Chipalo (they both late). The other younger brother passed on in 2008 due to HIV infection which he was born with.
As a family we were raised in a small village called Mbilima Chibesa of Chilubi District of Northern Province of Zambia. It was from this village where I was born and bred. The village is on the island. It is sad to mention that my father passed on in 2003 due to HIV/AIDS. This made my uncle who was working to take me in his home. By that time I was in grade three.
As a young boy I was trained in various ways which includes garden work, painting and general work among others. With this kind of experience life continued until when I lost my mother in 2011 and my uncle who was educating me in 2012. That time I was in grade eleven (11). The passing away of these people left a lot of scars to the family as they were bread winners in the family. My mother was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening.
With the passing on of these people, I experienced financial challenges in completing grade 12. However, I managed to complete with the help of contributions from my aunties.
After completing school I involved myself in a number of activities just to raise the money for my tertiary education. I used to sale some goods but money raised was not adequate to go to college. Now I am staying with my cousin who also has a lot of responsibilities unable to take me to college.
I have been accepted to start a three years nursing training at Chilonga Nursing School. I am unable to start training this July due to financial constraints. In conclusion, I am humbly requesting your foundation to help me with finances to start training in January 2018 where I have been now placed.
May the Almighty God bless your good works.
MY LIFE HISTORY - PEACE CHANDA
I am Peace Chanda Chisanga, a male aged 29 years. I was born on 4th December, 1987 at Mpika district hospital. I am a second born in the family of seven. I started grade one at Chunga primary school chief Nabwalya, Mpika district and I went to Chanda Weyaya Primary school chief Chiti-mukulu in Kasama district where I was staying with my grandmother. She took me from Nabwalya because it is a long distance of walking from where I was staying to school.
Nabwalya is a remote area in Mpika district which takes 3 days walking to reach Mpika township because of mountains and seasonal streams where essential commodities are accessed.
However, living with my grandmother was not an easy thing in the village since she was just a peasant farmer. I was there from grade 3 to grade 4 and then I came to Musankanya basic school in Mpika. Still life in Mpika was not pleasant since my father at that time was not working equally my mother.
After writing grade seven (7) white men from south Africa who had a farm along Nabwalya road they took me in and started working from there. After the results come out for grade seven. I was selected to go into grade eight at Musankanya basic school in Mpika and they took responsibility of the expenses.
Nevertheless, when I was in grade nine, those who were helping me went to Kenya and they wanted to go with me but my mother refused because I was very young and continued with my school.
After writing grade nine, I qualified to grade ten at Mpika boys secondary school of which I did not report due to due to financial problems. I stayed in the village looking for money. I started crushing stones near the mountain and selling them in order to raise money for school fees. That enabled me to go to Chitulika secondary school in Mpika district. I use to sale stone to the school because at that period the school needed stones for building a new administration block and also a two in one toilet at the school that is how I managed to pay school fees from grade ten to grade 12.
After my father died, I continued to stay with my mother and I started working in the bus station as a bus conductor under GBS Galilee bus services and Rozlink bus services.
In 2013 I attended interviews at Chilonga nursing school while I was working at the bus station and I was not picked. I went to Kasama School of nursing and I was also left out. I continued working in the station and In 2014 I attended interviews and I was selected to start nursing training.
I applied for bursary to Mwanamwenge hope foundation and I was offered a bursary for 3 years. I am a happy person now and I know that is only God can do that through his servant, Mwanamwenge foundation. I am very thankful because my life shall never be the same and I shall help the patients out there in the community also persons who will need help in future.
May the almighty God bless the Mwanamwenge hope foundation for the service they rendered to me and my fellow students so that they can continue to help others who have the same problems of payments for academic needs.
Peace Chanda one of the beneficiary of Mwanamwenge Foundation selling Maize to raise money