Year in School (2017-18): College studying Education Languages (Raphael on the left 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. Raphael’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 Raphael 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 Raphael 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: Raphael is the second born in a family of five children. On her own, Raphael’s mother tried to support all five of her children’s education. She borrowed much money for this purpose, fell into a large debt, and therefore was not able to support Raphael beyond his junior year in high school. With support from EKARI Foundation, Raphael graduated from high school and went on to earn his teaching certificate and become a primary school teacher. He received a loan through our Student Loan Program in order to survive until he received his first paycheck and is currently continuing his higher education in order to receive a degree in education.