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Suli Suli, who nearly quit in 2019 due to financial difficulties, graduated today

In 2019, Suli Suli was going to quit half way through his Communications degree studies at Divine Word University. 

Suli is not one to ask for help.  He had already made the decision to quit and had requested EMTV’s then Head of News Neville Choi, for full time employment.

We asked him why he had made the decision.  What came out of  the conversation was that he was worried about the difficulties his family, especially his mother, would go through to pay the K7000 needed to secure his placing to continue.

Long story short, we asked people to support him. Running against a tight deadline, it was a gamble. If people helped, he would go to school.  If not, he would have to revert to plan A.

Several people chipped in to help this kid.  Most of them  didn’t want to be named or acknowledged. One other organization allowed him to work part time and in the process, he made a lot of new friends.

From me, I want to take this opportunity to thank you through this blog post.  The young man didn’t let you down. He worked hard and completed his studies.  Apart from his school work, he also filed stories for EMTV news gaining additional professional experience.

Suli Suli sent me a message a few minutes ago thanking everyone who helped him.

“Today, the 19th of March 2021 is not about me. It’s about people who believed in me, the people who had confidence in me as young man and people who supported me in my journey.

“My four years of study in Divine Word University was very tough and challenging. Yes, every individual student has struggles and challenges. In 2019 my family couldn’t afford to pay for my school fees so I wanted to quit studies and look for a job to support my mum support my younger brothers to continue school. In the midst of all these decisions, I was rescued financially by my sponsors who wish to remain anonymous. They know who they are.  I am thankful for their kind gestures.

“To my family, my parents, especially my mother, the pearl of my heart.  I am grateful for your love, dedication and commitment in my studies.”

5 comments on “Suli Suli, who nearly quit in 2019 due to financial difficulties, graduated today

  1. What a beautiful story of the kindness of human heart to help and the commitment and love of one young man to put his mom and sibling’s well being ahead of his own.Congratulations young man, your mom must be very proud.God bless you in your journey.Thankyou to all the generous hearts that gave.God bless you all.Thankyou SW for telling us his story.

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  2. Grace Waide

    What a beautiful story of the kindness of human heart to help and the commitment and love of one young man to put his mom and sibling’s well being ahead of his own.Congratulations young man, your mom must be very proud.God bless you in your journey.Thankyou to all the generous hearts that gave.God bless you all.Thankyou SW for telling us his story.

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  3. Oraka Timothy

    “my mum is the pearl of my heart” I got emotional. I look forward to that day when my son will acknowledge me i know how single mothers sacrifice to put their sons to school. Simply heartfelt.

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  4. Josephine

    May everyone who helped him be blessed and may their own children be blessed as well. Congratulations to the young man and God bless his mum and siblings. God watches over the orphans and widows and single mums too.

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