I'm Mabek Angon, from South Sudan, 26 years old. I'm studying chemical engineering in MIU (Manipal international university) 3rd year, in Malaysia. I have been in Malaysia for more than five years and now I'm about to lose my visa because I can't afford to pay my tuition and visa fees anymore due to financial problems that my family had been going through due to economic crisis in my country caused by the civil war that started six years ago. I have been financially struggling for the last three years here in Malaysia, and I have been trying so hard to pay all the bills on my own, and I did for some time, but right now I can't do it anymore, because as a student I'm not even allowed to work in Malaysia, and even if I worked I wouldn't be able to pay the tuition fees and all the rest of the expanses.
I was being sponsored by my father and my uncle. My father is not educated, he only had some small business but he already went bankruptcy since long time ago. So my uncle was the only one who was supporting me, but unfortunately he passed away three years ago during the war time.
I have two Moms (my mom and step mom), and fourteen siblings, and I also have three other uncles and their wives, and they're all not educated (and also poor, no source of income), and they have a lot of children.
I’m the oldest son in the family, so it's my job to be a role model, take the responsibility to get my degree, start working and save my family from this extreme poverty. And I strongly believe that there are good people around the world who are willing to help me get my degree so I can help my family and also help my uncles' families.
Thanks and regards.
Chemical Engineering, MIU.