My name is Robert, I am currently a weekend student at the Catholic University of Malawi. I am currently in my fourth year and in the midst of writing my thesis, however as I am a weekend student, our classes are not taken at the main campus with the rest of the students. The main campus is located a good 7 hours drive from the capital city where I work and I can not move there as work opportunities are very rare in the secluded area.We however share a campus with a local boarding secondary school and their library has very little to offer and it pales in comparison to the one on the main campus. I have tried incorporating academic journals to my thesis which can easily be found online, however there is a limit to the number of journals one can use in an academic thesis.
I spend most of my weekdays working as a part time teacher in order to pay for my weekend classes. I am currently trying to get a degree in Development Studies. I will not lie and say anything like I have a dream to develop my country because that is impossible at this point or in my life time, however a number of NGOs have started coming to the country and they mostly hire individuals with a degree in Development Studies or Human Resources.
I have done my research and most of the books I will be needing come to a total of about $165. At the end of the day, I’m just to trying to be able to make ends meet at least by the end of next year.
Any donations will be appreciated. My paypal link is below