My name is Momodou Lamin Colley. I was born on December 13, 1994 in a small coastal fishing village called Tanji, The Gambia. It is one of the biggest and busiest fishing centre in my country. I live in Tanji with my mother who is Mai Sarjo and my father passed away when I was only seven and he was called Essa Colley.
I started schooling when I was four years in Tanji Child Centre. After three years of kindergarten I joined Tanji Lower Basic School, and after six years of elementary school I completed and therein proceeded to Brufut Upper Basic School. Thereafter completion I joined St.Vincent Senior Secondary School in Brikama were I spent three consecutive years.
In 2012, I joined The Gambia College School of Education and I pursued a course called PTC meaning primary teacher’s certificate in a three years extension programme. After three years of extensive studies and hardship, I completed by a higher margin with a distinction in November, 2015. I was then posted to Kanuma Basic Cycle School and spent three consecutive years as a qualified teacher.
While my mother was getting old due to the hard labour of the tireless African mothers, I deemed it necessary getting married to ease the burden and hardship on her. On the 22 April 2019, I got married to my delectable beautiful wife Matida Janneh. It was a very colorful wedding were some of my European friends from the Netherlands travelled all the way just to grace the occasion, it’s unforgettable. Every young man does always wish to have a caring and intelligent lady whose frequency flows alongside yours perfectly to be called a wife, and so hers matched mine so well and I chosed her without a second thought. My fellow teachers, colleagues, friends, family members and friends of friends all came across the country just witness the ceremony.
Last year, I met a very generous and kindhearted Dutch man who goes by the name Arjan Koopmans who I befriended on facebook, we talked for days and he instantly saw some potentials in me of which he thought he can help me exploit and make them reality. He came to The Gambia few weeks later and met me personally, we had a cup of coffee together and talked for hours. He asked what I’m doing for a living and I told him, I’m a teacher and I teach in Kanuma Basic Cycle School, Foni. He has the desire to possibly help me realize my dreams, so he helped me change schools from Kanuma BCS to Tanji LBS my alma mater and this was the best ever day in my lifetime as I’ll be finally home and teaching my homegrown students.
Growing up as a young man with one of your parent ( father) death and mother not having professon or employed to help you pursue your dreams in life, is the hardest thing such child could ever encounter. As student I’ve always dreamed of one day becoming either a doctor or journalist, but I was unfortunately born and raised from a poor family that couldn’t help me realize my dreams in life. I’ve burned the midnight candle reading my books just to pass my tests/exams and therein reduce the burden on my poor hardworking mother ( Mai Sarjo). When I moved to the junior school tuition fees were very high for my poor mother to pay, I moved from pilar to post looking for sponsorship but nothing was possible for me. I cried every evening screaming and hoping for a fortunate to befall us but nothing was possible for us.
My favorite sports are football and athletics. When I’ve nothing to do at home or school, I go to the playground to play with my friends. I love to surf the net, open my e-mail account on facebook, Skype and Instagram.
I can play some musical instruments like guitar, keyboards and Djembe drumming and dancing.
I love reading inspirational and motivational books like the ultimate way to success and the right route to take in life.
Life without God is nothing. And also to a family without fear, love and peace. There is a young boy who admires at me since last year. Lately, I started wondering if what he said he really mean it but he keeps proving me wrong with his words and actions. According to him he was really inspired by the work I do in school and within the community and he said to me ” I don’t admire you simply because of your good look, good structural formation, your orating qualities or intelligence but I admire you due to your big heart and your desire and passion to help both the needy students and families, so you’re my hero” he concludes.
Everyone want to do something to help but nobody wants to be the first to help. So do you want to be the first to help Momodou Lamin Colley realize his dreams ? Contact me on the following;
Email : email@example.com
WhatsApp : +220 3294868
Facebook : Lamin Koopmans
I look forward to hearing from you soon!