My name is Mohamed Abdi Mohamed. I am from Somalia. I am currently studying my final year of diploma in business management at Windfield International College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I’m in need of help to pay my tuition fees and visa Renewal. In February 2015, I came to Malaysia to get appropriate higher education and to be the first college graduate in my family.
Education is considered luxury in Somalia as people are fleeing their homes because of drought and famine in addition to political instability and civil war. I was lucky enough My uncle and my aunty agreed to help me pay for the tuition fees because my mother could not afford it, though it was not easy for them to cover everything from tuition fees to expenses, I have tried to find part time jobs to cover the cost of living which is very high. I am only allowed to work 20 hours per week during semester breaks. Many days I would have to choose between lunch and train ticket to home. No matter what circumstances were I was determined to reach my goal of graduating college, work and have a future.
In May 2017, my uncle who was funding my education was shot dead in front of his house in Mogadishu Somalia by al shabaab, a terrorist group. I was devastated and shocked as well, killings happen in Somalia daily but this time it was my uncle’s and my only sponsor.
I have to submit my passport to my college for visa renewal on 22 July 2017 but submission of passport is only accepted upon full payment of tuition fees. I had managed to pay $7800 USD and now I have an outstanding of $4200 USD including visa renewal, failure to do so will result of my student visa expiring and termination of my study, since no one else in my family could help with this matter I turn to you, kind hearted people for support. I would really appreciate any amount of donation and support thanks in advance.