Imagine being homeless, poor but still believing in yourself. This is the story of Yemalla Edwards, a Jamaican young man who is an inspiration to us all.
Yemalla was facing a massive challenge to support himself financially, and for the most part, did not have anywhere to sleep and not much to eat while on campus. He was able to rest his head at nights sleeping at gazebos, stair steps, anywhere there was seat and light on (UWI) campus. His formal home is in Old Harbour, St. Catherine where his mom, who lost one of her leg from diabetes, and seven of his siblings reside. His father drives a water truck in Jamaica.
Edwards, recently received a multiple entry Visa to the USA. He will be travelling to Atlanta, Georgia or Maryland, USA on May 16, 2015 to work for 5 weeks in the medical field which will give great stock to his experience/resume.
In the video below Edwards speaks about PALAS and opportunities provided.
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Story courtesy of Peace and Love Academy. For more see the link below.