Year in School (2017-18): College studying Nursing (Lazarous on the right in photo)
Yearly Sponsorship: $2000
$1800 covers tuition, exam and internship fees, boarding, meal program, costs for copying/printing readings and assignments, USB drive, orientation fee, medical fee, uniform, transport home during holidays, basic necessities such as soap and toothpaste, and an allowance for unexpected personal/family needs. Lazarous’s guardians are required to provide school supplies in order to take part in his education. (Credit card processing fees (3%) are deducted from this amount. A greater amount of your contribution will be directed to Lazarous if you are able to cover the processing fees.)
$200 (10%) covers EKARI Foundation’s operating costs.
Duration of Sponsorship: It is our goal that you will support Lazarous for the entirety of his education. If you are unable to cover the entire cost, we will find a cosponsor(s) for the remaining amount; $35 preferred minimum monthly contribution.
Family History: Lazarous is the second born in a family of three children. His father passed away when Lazarous was very young. His mother is alive, but unable to support her children with their education due to lack of sustained employment and lack of an education herself. Lazarous received tuition assistance from the Phalombe Social Welfare Office for a short time until they were unable to support him due to funding deficits. With support from EKARI Foundation, Lazarous graduated from high school and went on to earn his teaching certificate and become a primary school teacher, but he was not content. He is now continuing his higher education to pursue his passion for nursing!