My name is Momodou Lamin Colley. I am 26 years of age and I live in Tanji village in the Gambia, with my family. I'm a teacher by profession and I teach in a primary school in a school that means a lot to me as a person, as per when I was young going to school as a student I attended the same school(alma-mater) and now back as a teacher.
I would like to share with you my dream. My dream is to educate myself and help build up my country in many ways that benefits everyone, most especially the younger generation. There is much suffering in my land and I wish to one day use the knowledge that I gain to eventually build a community school for the many orphans in my region. Unfortunately, I am not a rich man and there is not much opportunity in my village beyond hard labor.What can I do however, when this is all that is available to me? I believe that I'm capable of doing many more things and I do truly believe that education will lead me to more opportunities to be able to help myself, my family and many other underprivileged children and their families.
As a young and aspiring teacher I’ve always yearned to one day come back to my native homeland, teach the children, undertake some milestone developments, in order to see a glittering future for both my hometown and country at large. Currently, I have started a local school based help project in which I help so many orphan and underprivileged children with their learning needs like stationeries, books, bags and other educational needs. Certainly, I have already succeeded through my facebook network by securing sponsorship for 8 children most of whom are orphans and precisely they are doing tremendously well academically and psychologically.
Away from helping students who are underprivileged, I have taken a deep survey into the village to find out some of the constrains of these kids that I’m helping and I’ve got some heartbreaking answers to my findings. As per my findings made, I’ve found out that some of these kids lived with their poor guardians most of whom have no job to provide them a stable income for food or education.
As most of the guardians or parents are busy in thr gardens growing vegetables to sells to provide them a little income. I have a strategy in which I also provide a starter income for a small scale-business. In that way, they can be able to start up a small business in which they can generate some funds to provide food for the family.
In the same vein, since water is one of the most important component in one’s life I’ve also started a local well building project. In this life-saving project I seek for funds from my network and any amount generated is used to provide a water well for a household or an entire community.
Meanwhile, as I’m enthusiastically and passionately ready to continue with the social work ( humanitarian) I do for the people of my community and country at large. My plans are to start up a foundation that helps and encourage followers to fund my various projects on the wishlist.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I ask to please look into your heart and find whatever you can spare for it will help me greatly on my journey.
I understand there are many things going on in the world, there are many causes and people who are suffering, but I believe in my power and I know with your help I can not only help myself but others. This is my dream and I will do whatever it takes to realize it.
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Momodou Lamin Colley