Marilyn Akosua Agyeiwaa Asiamah, a graduate of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is appealing for funds to enable her further her education and make meaningful contribution to the development of society.
The 24-year-old, currently a Teaching Assistant at UCC, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Basic Education with Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
In order to achieve her dream of becoming a seasoned English tutor, she applied to three Universities in the United Kingdom to pursue an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and has received offers from all institutions.
“I have received offers of admission from all three universities. Unfortunately, these offers of admission came with no form of scholarship attached. I am from a financially unstable home and not officially employed,” she revealed.
As a single mother, Miss Asiamah tells freelance journalist, Selorm Helen that she lives with her grandmother who takes care of her basic needs.
“Fortunately and unfortunately, I have a son. I had him in my final year so I’m already struggling to take care of him with the help of my grandma. Life hasn’t been easy for me. Notwithstanding I want to struggle to achieve success and give my son a good life,” she said.
While her mum is “somewhere in the village” Marilyn does not know the whereabouts of her father. “I don’t know where he is. I don’t hear from him,” she said adding that it has been over a decade since she spoke to him.
Explaining why she decided to study abroad despite her financial struggles, the young lady stressed, “I wish to study this program in the United Kingdom so that I may have the opportunity of receiving native like competence of the language. I desire to impart the knowledge received to my future learners and instill an inherent passion for languages in them”.
According to the admission offers, she is required to pay tuition fees of £7,850, £17450, and £17100 at the University of Hull, University of Leicester and University of Reading respectively. Apart from her fees, she needs funds for accommodation, book, upkeep, and any other expenses.
Having weighed the charges, she is settling for the University of Hull which is the cheapest among the three with tuition fees of £7,850 (equivalent to Sixty-Two Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty-One Ghana Cedis (GHC62,531)) and accommodation of GHC43072.34
She said, “I am unable to pay for my tuition as a result of my financial status thus I created a gofundme account to solicit funds. I would be very grateful if you could help me. I’m also obliged to pay a tuition deposit of £2000 before I can proceed with other registration processes. Failure to do so would result in me missing a great opportunity as this.”
“I am, therefore, using this platform to help raise funds through your kind gestures so that I would be able to attend one of these honourable universities. Please find a place in your heart to help me make my dream of becoming a Tutor/ Lecturer in TESOL a reality. Thank you very much!” she appeals.
To help Marilyn Akosua Agyeiwaa Asiamah, kindly donate to:
Mobile Money: 0545976212
Name: Marilyn Akosua Asiamah
Reference: Tuition fees
Below is the offer letter from the University of Hull