Domicile: Lilongwe, Malawi
Title of study: Bachelor of Arts in Journalismus und KommunikationswissenschaftenAbout the university:
Pentecostal Life University, Lilongwe
Dauer: 8 Semester (4 davon wurden von ZIKOMO unterstützt)
Kosten: 450 Euro pro Semester
Graduierung: Mai 2022
Jaqueline hat ihr Studium als erste ihrer Fakultät mit Auszeichnung abgeschlossen!
This is Jacqueline's letter to ZIKOMO and donors after her graduation:
Greetings dear ZIKOMO family,
it is my humble duty to extend my gratitude towards the support you rendered to me during my undergraduate studies.
I do not take it lightly, rather it has given me a new life and the actual oxygen to my career.
This writing is to inform you that I have finally graduated from the university with Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with distinction on 20th May, 2022.
Let me bring to your attention that I was the only best student to have graduated with this outstanding performance and broken the record to have been the very first student to scoop this merit, in my faculty at the school.
You did it for me and my future, there is light in my tunnel! You are more than a family Association ZIKOMO!
I am so excited to have met you and the amazing people in my life. Many thanks to Uncle Philipp, Uncle Redson, my direct mentor Lena Gruber and everyone at ZIKOMO, you were very supportive and am looking forward to seeing you one day.
Cannot wait to serve my country and advocate for the voiceless by becoming their voice! Soon I will continue with my studies at postgraduate level.
Zikomo kwambiri, forever treasured.
This is Jacqueline's letter to ZIKOMO before her support by ZIKOMO:
My name is Jacqueline Jijide, the third born in the family of four children, three girls and a boy. Born some 27 years ago in the Northern region of Malawi precisely Karonga district, but my home district is Thyolo. Raised and schooled and in Dedza district, where my mother works as an Agricultural Extension Worker. Currently based in Lilongwe with my younger brother.
Well, I am a 3rd year student at Pentecostal Life University in Malawi, pursuing a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. My motivation to study this course dates back in the days of my primary school. Even though I was so young, I recall vividly the mixed feeling I used to get the moment I could see my classmate lacking basic needs like food and clothes. This cutting issue pushed me to do journalism, just to become the voice of the voiceless for the less privileged.
Talking about my likings, I am somebody who loves to pick up challenges and see how far it ends. I love reading news and writing things, motivating other people through biblical things by fighting the battles on the knees. I also love interacting with others both on the social media and face to face. Cooking local foods is also my hobby.
I have spent much of my life with my brother I live with. Many are the times we encourage each other and push more for the greater future. Having a single parent(mother) who raised us by herself is not a joke, she could sacrifice everything just to see us become better and educated in this life. A mother who has taken a lot of bullets for her children to grow since our father left us. We have been through a lot of storms like financial crisis, lacking good clothes, and unable to go further with our education since she cannot manage to provide all the needed money to us all. This is the reason I had to stay 7 years to pursue this degree, but today I have a new song to sing.
I would like to thank the Association Zikomo, for coming to my aid when I raised my outcry about my academic crisis. Honestly speaking, I don’t find the right words to express my gratitude towards this big testimony. My sister came across this scholarship and tipped me to apply on the opportune time. I submitted my documents on the very last day, only to be told a very good news from Zikomo. Thank you so much, I can now breathe and study at peace knowing my tuition issue is in the safe hands. This scholarship has come at the right time, when I needed it most otherwise my future was at the crisis of hitting the walls once again. I cannot wait to be the people’s voice. Blessed to be part of Zikomo family, may God bless you all the people of Zikomo.