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.”