Before you read deep insight on her story, Juan Faith Jackson plans to become a lawyer, her journey doesn’t just stop at the Paralympic games, we could all help support her become a lawyer, HeartShapedHands has launched a campaign to raise $10,200 for Juan, you can support by donating here and read her story on HeartShapedHands here
Sierra Leone’s Para athlete Juan Faith Jackson was one of 24 athletes supported by IPC at Tunis 2021
After a childhood accident, her left arm was amputated, but that hasn’t held her back. She is currently competing in 2020-21 Paralympic Games in Tokyo!
Juan is a 15-year-old girl from humble beginnings in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where she lives with her mother, father and two older siblings. Her father does agriculture and her mother is unemployed. Juan loves sports — her favorites are soccer and track, and she excels in the classroom.
Para athletes supported by the International Paralympic Committee’s NPC Development Programme delivered top performances and earned valuable international experience at the season’s second World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunis, Tunisia.
Africa’s largest Para athletics competition, held between 18-20 March 2021, welcomed nearly 480 athletes from 59 countries. Among those were 24 athletes and 13 coaches supported by the NPCDP, representing 13 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs): Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, DR of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo and Yemen.
Kei Kamara and his foundation, the HeartShapedHands foundation have come in to support Juan, Through some connections and friends of theirs, Juan was offered a scholarship to the prestigious High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire. This well-known Waldorf boarding school has awarded Juan a full academic scholarship and a spot on their soccer team. Her dreams of a becoming a lawyer are well on the way to coming true! Her family never could have afforded this life-changing opportunity, without our help.
However, there are additional costs that her scholarship won’t cover — and her family cannot afford — like flights to/from Sierra Leone, health insurance, a phone, school supplies, clothes, and toiletries.
To cover this school year’s additional expenses, They need to raise $10,200 for her. Help HeartShapedHands ensure Juan is set for success by making a tax-deductible donation to the HeartShapedHands Foundation today.
In 2012, Kei Kamara founded the HeartShapedHands foundation with the sole purpose of providing scholarships to schools and students in his home country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The foundation, named after his signature goal celebration, has allowed Kamara to follow his heart and use his hands to give back to his home country, a place for which he is very passionate.like What You Read? Buy Us A Drink