I have not seen two of my children since December 2012, when I left, Suriname, South America and came to Hong Kong with my youngest daughter, on a research scholarship. I am currently a PhD student in Hong Kong, my scholarship recently expired, and we are just making it. Not allowed to get a full-time job, I got a part-time job on campus, which just barely pays our rent. I'm in a real fix, my daughter (with me) and I haven't been able to see them for 3 and a half years, we really miss them.
I need the financial support to get tickets and fund either my travels to visit them, or their travels to visit us in Hong Kong. I have been an international teacher/educator for many years, but due to an unfair situation had to leave my job that brought me to Suriname in the first place, which really drove us into financial instability. My two oldest children (who are in South America), have not been able to complete their higher education because of this, and are unable to find proper work. My youngest daughter just recently graduated from High School and has started University with some support.
We have a lot on our plate, but the situation with my children in Suriname is very dire, they do not have enough to sustain themselves, and need guidance and support to be able to finish their Higher Education. I took the PhD opportunity in hopes to better my chances of teaching in Higher Education, but after three years, and the scholarship expired, the situation is getting too tough for them, and us here.
The most important thing for me now though, is the opportunity to see them again, and soon.
Thank you for your consideration,
Folake and her daughter