Education, the shoes of the Orphaned
I buried my only surviving brother on Saturday last week 15/January/ 2011. A family of Father, Mother, seven boys and five girls is now left for a Mother and three daughters plus17 Orphaned grand children. HIV/AIDS has ruined our family.
Everyone struggling to earn a living, I have been able to educate and support a few of these children, my elderly sister Josephine can not afford education of her three children plus extra support. Sylvia 21 is our last born whom I have been educating for the past four years (since I was still at the university), she wants to go for a certificate in comprehensive nursing this year, I do not see way forward yet financially. I believe if she worked towards this, she will be able to start a small clinic that can help her further her education in the medical field as well as support other nieces and nephews.
I am still struggling to find a better paying job, at the moment I really can't afford educating the four children of my late brother, two are all in secondary school, the other two in primary school and the rest of the others are in primary school level living in the village with my mother. Two of my nieces whose mother died when giving birth to twins got sponsored and the first one joined the university last year, still in her first year doing Bachelor of Business Computing, the sister will be finalizing with high school this year. Our neighbor's son (who was being forced to marry his late brother's wife) whom I have been educating is sitting his Ordinary level secondary school exams this year and will join teacher training collage next year.
I am kindly requesting for support in terms of education to my sister Sylvia, my nieces and nephews.
I will be very grateful for your support.