It was never my plan to pay for Graduate School using student’s loan as this would double my loan debt. However, this was not to be. All the plans changed the very day my sister passed on. She left behind a beautiful, three day old baby boy, whose care became my sole responsibility. Considering the great achievements of my sister and the big plans she had for the baby, I never wanted to be a let-down. I had to accomplish the dreams of my sister. The biggest wish she had was to ensure that her son obtained the same level of education as hers. Therefore, it was my duty to ensure that my nephew obtained at least an MBA from one of the top Graduate Schools in the country, like Wharton Graduate School. To achieve all these, I was compelled to have an MBA. This meant that I had to go back to school, even if it was to be through the student’s loan.
My interest in non profit organizations have developed tremendously over the last few years. This perhaps is a direct result of my continued participation in their affairs. I have audited these organizations for the last five years. I have since then developed a dream, and the dream is to establish my own organization that can help young girls from low income families to realize their educational dreams. The program I intend to start would help the 9th and 12th graders to develop the necessary skills and horn their education past the high school level. This program would enable them develop good writing skills, good business attire and prevent early pregnancies.
My life has faced numerous challenges considering that I’m from single parenthood. The achievements my sister and I have made are purely from shear hardwork and determination. It has not been easy, and we could not have got where we are now without the support of some people. Having learned from this lesson, I wish to reciprocate and benefit the whole society at large.