“I met Raphael about fifteen years ago, around 2009. At that time, he was in his first year at university, looking forward to the years ahead. He wanted to attend Accounting school, get a double major in Project Management, graduate, and get a job as soon as possible. Normally, it should take five years or so to accomplish that. However, Raphael only graduated with a Master’s in Project Management in 2019. It took eleven years to accomplish what should have been five years of hard work.

In 2009, I was still a student struggling to get through, but I was more fortunate than Raphael to get the needed support. Raphael often had to work at a nearby farm and sell his products to fund his education and make a living, as his father (his mother had passed away) couldn’t provide for him. Unfortunately, he often missed deadlines and opportunities to study, delaying his progress. But he never gave up.

Raphael was accepted into our program for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. With the tuition at least funded, he could dedicate more time to his studies and clear the remaining two years before graduation.”

This testimonial highlights Raphael’s determination and resilience in the face of adversity and how support from our program played a crucial role in helping him achieve his educational goals.”