Mthokozisi “Ashley”Sibisi has been overcoming obstacles his entire life.
Orphaned at an early age, Ashley and his younger sister were raised by
their maternal grandparents in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Ashley discovered his love for soccer when he was very young. As his passion
grew, so did his talent; he could be found playing soccer every chance
he got and he began to stand out amongst his peers. After multiple
campaigns with Zimbabwe’s Youth National Team, Ashley was given the
chance of a lifetime: to attend boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia.
In 2012, he left his remaining family and friends in hopes of making
something of himself in America.
During his time at boarding school, Ashley worked hard in the classroom, which was no small
challenge. He also continued to excel on the soccer field. His play
caught the eye of several college coaches which manifested in a offer to
play at the Division II level in the mid-Atlantic region. Ashley worked
incredibly hard to secure a full scholarship for tuition, but
unfortunately this does not cover room and board expenses.
Ashley has touched so many lives in his time in the United States, and the
time to give back has arrived. In order to make his collegiate dream a
reality, funds must be raised to offset Ashley’s room, board, health
insurance, and living expenses. Simply stated, if these needs aren’t
met, Ashley will return to Zimbabwe and not attend college here.
Every bit helps, no matter the size. For Ashley, the odds have never seemed
to be in his favor, but time and time again, he has overcome challenges
and has made his own luck. Please be a part of his story!
Some details of the campaign:
My name is Edward Mahoney of Bellevue WA. In coordination
with Episcopal High School, my wife and I served as co-host to Ashley
since he arrive in the US from Zimbabwe in August 2012.
To be clear, all donated funds will be deposited into an account that will be
dedicated for this purpose. I will make disbursements from the account
directly to the University, to the health insurance provider, and for
recurring living expenses for Ashley.
Thanks for your support!