Abigail Shares Her CCM Journey

28 May 2024

An interview with an EAP recipient Abigail, on how the CCM Scholarship Fund helped her as a college student.

Abigail is now a 3rd year college student, taking Bachelor of Science in International Travel and Tourism Management. She is the 3rd of 4 children in her family. She has been supported by CCM since she was in 2nd Grade.

How important is education for you?

Education is very important to me. It is my biggest priority right now. I’ve had to make a lot of sacrifices to stay focused on my ultimate goal which is to graduate from college.

What is your motivation to finish your studies?

I’m motivated in many ways. My family motivate me to complete my studies. There are many individuals who have supported me and encouraged me, such as CCM and my sponsors. I find strength in the Lord, who guides every step I take.

What is the financial condition of your family?

The financial situation of my family is not stable as my father lost his job. He was the sole breadwinner in our family and so this has been a significant challenge for us. By the grace of God, he was able to find a job now as a Grab taxi driver, but his daily earnings are still not enough because a lot of it has to go to gasoline and other repairs. That is the problem we currently face because there is no certainty whether there will be enough resources for me to go to school tomorrow, even just for my transportation.  My older sister helps to support my education. Through this trial I am thankful to God because He continues to guide me and my family.

How does the CCM Scholarship fund help you in your studies?

It’s really valuable the help from the fund because we use it for our daily household needs. We also use it to pay for my tuition and exam fees.

How did CCM help with your schooling?

I can’t even count how many kinds of help CCM has provided me. They have assisted me financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Financial assistance in the form of monthly allowance, birthday gifts. Emotional and spiritual support where they help to guide us in God’s word. Physical assistance in the way we have Annual Physical check ups. For over a decade as a recipient of CCM, they have been a significant part of my academic success. For every medal or certificate I receive, I dedicate it to my family, sponsors, CCM and to the Lord.

What is your message to the people who support CCM and the Scholarship Fund?

The financial support they provide has been instrumental in easing the burden on our family during challenging times. With their assistance, we have been able to afford basic necessities such as food and shelter. We are deeply grateful for their support in helping students like me to achieve our educational goals.