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“I almost quit everything and then MAD came to carry me.”

- Sydney

 

Sydney was born on May 7th 1995 in the village of Munkankaulwa in Zambia, Africa. In 2003, his mother passed away and shortly after his father died as well. Sydney had no place to live and eventually ended up going to stay with his grandmother who was blind and needed help herself. Sydney realized during this difficult time that the only way to survive was to work. So at the age of 10 he began to take on any job he could find. Just when Sydney thought all hope was lost, things began to turn around. Eye doctors from abroad came to Zambia to help patients; Sydney's grandmother was one of the patients. With their assistance, she was able to regain her sight. After this moment, Sydney's grandmother was able to help him again. Together they worked enough so that Sydney was able to finish high school with flying colors.

Sydney's dream was to go one day go to college and work towards a career that would enable him to support himself. He applied to Chainama College of Health Sciences under the Ministry of Health in Zambia. In February 2016, he was accepted at Chainama but decided to decline attending the school as he didn't receive any financial assistance and couldn't afford to go. With tears running down his cheeks, he went to the school to let them know that he was unable enroll due to lack of funds. At this sametime he met another orphaned student, Mr. Daniel Matepeta, who is was working as an accountant for Chainama College of Health Sciences under the Ministry of Health Zambia. Daniel was touched by Sydney’s story and explained to him how he was raised at an Orphanage (Messiah Ministries) and how he was helped through school by two organization, Make a Difference (MAD) and Courage to Be You. Daniel told Sydney not to cancel his acceptance but instead wait for solutions. Daniel has committed to sponsoring 10% of Sydney's tuition fee every semester until he graduates. The college offers lunch so one meal of his is always covered and whatever his brother brings for supper. He has been sponsored through 2018 and just needs help to get finish his last year of school in 2019. His goal is to become a physician's assistant, to work for the government and contribute to the country and community through the provision of quality medical services.

Help us make Sydney's dream possible!

 

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Annual Sponsorships

Full sponsorship of $1,200 annually includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial Sponsorship of $600 annually includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

*Paid once annually & auto pays every year on the same day. You can cancel at any time.

Monthly Sponsorships

Full sponsorship of $100 a month includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial sponsorship of $50 a month includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

*Paid once a month & auto pays on the same day every month. You can cancel at any time.