Personal information

Name: Abdul Ibrahim Kamara

Date of Birth: 19-06-1993

Country: Sierra Leone

Study: Nursing [level: Diploma]

Study information

Study: Diploma in Nursing (SRN)

University: Tonkolili District College of Health Science

Location: Masanga Village Tonkolili District Sierra Leone

Start date: February 2019

Expected graduation: 2022-2023

Costs per year for iSTEPup: $314.48 [€259.35] (source:

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Why I need the iSTEPup Foundation 

It would not be possible for me to achieve my dream without the help of iSTEPup. It would have been impossible. I am coming from a family of 4 were I am the Second born. My mother and father separated when I was young. My mum is an illiterate woman. In Sierra Leone if someone has not gone to school, it’s hard to find a job as the unemployment rate is very high. Because of God’s mercy I was able to study.

Now the new transition in my life of becoming a Nurse have permit me to find a good job to be able to take care of  myself, My family, and my country as a whole. My elder brother is illiterate and poor leaving me to take care of my siblings and mother, and I don’t have anyone to help me. So I am very sure that without this great help, I would have had no choice but to drop out of college by now.
The other fact is that, College, especially medical colleges in Sierra Leone is very expensive, so I wouldn’t be able to pay my own fees. To facilitate
myself through College, I would need more than 5 years to save enough money to sustain myself through College.


Emily Bailey, Nurse from England working in Sierra Leone.

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