I am a former refugee, living in South Africa and have recently gained entry into a competitive MFA program in a US-based institution.
I have actively worked towards my goals because I understand the example it sets for many former and present refugees who find it difficult to navigate life because of the many limitations our status puts in our path.
I cannot wait to one day share my story of hope and perseverance – so that another young person who finds themselves where I was sees the light at the end of the tunnel.
My program begins in Fall 2021 and the total cost of attendance is broken down as follows:
$18,630 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $44,074
I will be based in California and would love the community to help any way they can. I seek to raise the funds before applying for my visa and will be posting updates on my journey as well as funds raised on my Instagram account @geruzanzongo
Thank you so much for reading and for supporting me on my journey.