Jonathan Turner, a Sierra Leonean educator, recently shared his story on Facebook, detailing the dreams of his late grandmother, Mamie Liza, and the role she played in his academic achievements.
Turner and his twin brother, David Gerald Turner, were raised by their grandmother, who always dreamed of them becoming lawyers. Despite facing adversity and poverty, the brothers never gave up on that dream, and it remains alive in their hearts and minds to this day.
Recently, Jonathan Turner graduated from Limkokwing University, becoming the first generation in his family to graduate from such a prestigious institution. It was a dream that he and his brother had been working towards for nine years, despite facing numerous challenges along the way.
Turner credits his grandmother for instilling in him and his brother the importance of education and the belief that it is the key to a better life. Despite not being present today, her presence is still felt in their achievements.
On his Facebook post, Turner expressed his gratitude to God for his academic success, which includes two degrees from two prestigious universities, and he looks forward to earning his third degree in law from Fourah Bay College.
The story of Jonathan Turner and his brother is a testament to the power of determination and the unwavering support of loved ones. Mamie Liza’s dream lives on in her grandsons, and they are making her proud with their academic achievements.