“I was afraid I might have to drop out from school. But now thanks to the scholarship I was granted, I can continue my education in Lantana and be able to help my family”
My name is Ujunwa. I am from the Udi area of Enugu state. My parents have three children and I am the only girl in the family. My father sells provisions in the village while my mother sells pap (corn meal). They do not earn much from their sales and so they could not afford to send my two brothers to the university after their secondary education. My brothers have gone to learn various trades. People expected my father to resort to giving me to an early marriage but he decided to send me to study in Lantana College.
Right now, I am a second year student of Lantana College. I was admitted in October 2013. My father has been struggling to pay my fees from the little profit from his business and a few months ago the financial situation got worse. My mother has been ill and my father has been having problems with his sight. Currently he cannot see with one eye. They have been spending the little savings they have on hospital bills.
My father came to the school to inform the school authorities of the financial problems we have been facing and his inability to continue paying my fees until the situation improves. Initially when all these problems started, I was afraid I might have to drop out from school. But now thanks to the scholarship I was granted, I can continue my education in Lantana and be able to help my family solve some of their financial problems, especially their health issues.
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“I believe that with the skills I am acquiring I will be able to do a lot after my schooling in Lantana… I will be able to help my mother to educate my two brothers.”
I am a second year student of Lantana College. When my father passed away my mother, a petty trader, was left to bring up the three of us in the family. I could not continue my education after secondary school due to our family’s tight financial situation.
When I got to know about Lantana College and the good prospects it holds for the future, I did not hesitate to talk about it with my family, who supported my coming to the school.
I was admitted into Lantana College in October 2013. However, my mother was finding it difficult to pay my school fees so my aunty had taken up the responsibility of paying my fees. My aunty died early this year and since then it has been difficult for my mother as she is not earning much.
I had not been able to pay my school fees since my aunty died and I was worried that I would have to drop out from the school. I was very happy when I was told that I was one of the students selected for scholarship from Wonder Foundation.
I believe that with the skills I am acquiring I will be able to do a lot after my schooling in Lantana. I hope to get a paid job as soon as I finish my studies and I will be able to help my mother to educate my two brothers.
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“I was overjoyed with the news of the scholarship from Wonder Foundation. I am very happy. I have been praying to get a sponsor and God has answered my prayers.”
I am the fifth of seven children. My father who was a school teacher died in 2004 after a brief illness. My mother is a petty trader; she was left to cater for the rest of the family. My older siblings were not able to further their education because of lack of funds, except one of my sisters who is being sponsored by her fiancé. Two of my younger siblings are still in secondary school and they might not be able to further their education unless the economic situation of the family improves.
I completed my secondary education in July 2014. I secured admission into Madonna University to study pharmacy. However, my mother could not afford to pay for my education so I could not proceed to the university. A friend of mine introduced me to Lantana College of Hospitality and I was admitted into the College.
My brothers had decided to sponsor me in Lantana College but they had limited resources. They were finding it difficult to raise the money for the fees and I was afraid that I might end up losing my admission into Lantana College. I was overjoyed with the news of the scholarship from Wonder Foundation. I am very happy. I have been praying to get a sponsor and God has answered my prayers.
Nnenna is studying at Lantana College, our local partner in Enugu, Nigeria.
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