Dear fellow donors,
My name is Jovelo Madrelejo. I was born in the Philippines and have moved to Bangkok in the year 2016.
I had always been a tough and so positive with my life. I thought I am okay however this past few weeks, I feel like I had been through a tough time which already affected my work as well as my mood. I guess Covid is one of the factors that been affecting me and I miss my family so much. My feeling is intense and took over me. Every day felt like an exorcism.
I tried to pre-occupied myself of going to the gym and talking to my friends of what I have been through. Just as millions of people around the world have experienced the harsh realities of COVID-19, I had as well. Throughout the entirety of March of last year, my entire family, including myself, ended up anxiety and I also have panic attacks sometimes due to COVID.
Ever since elementary school, I've always seen my education as an important aspect of my life. I always strived to do my best, hell, even past the expectations that I thought was set for myself. From elementary school to getting my Bachelor’s Degree, I always aspired to pursue my goals and dreams. With my drive and desire to succeed, I was able to achieve many amazing feats throughout my academic career.
Learning has always been my go to platform to keep me sane. I want to always make myself busy and learn new things.
My realization of my dreams came from inspiration from my parents, learning my true passions, and the discovery of what I wanted to pursue in my life. When I entered college, I wanted to study nursing and go on to medical school to pursue a career as a doctor. However, with the lack of financial support I took up Information Technology. Though I finished my bachelor’s degree, I am still not certain of what do with my career. I only got the university certificate for my parents because they were not able to finish university and I wanted to make them proud. I graduated IT but the security of my future is unclear. Due this pandemic, I have realized that life is a never ending learning and because of that I looked for a school here in Bangkok for further my studies and pursue SPECIALIZED MASTERS BUSINESS ANALYTICS & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). I don't have a source of income to help fund my education. The program itself is 864,000 Thai Baht ( $ . Hopefully, with this fundraiser, I'll be able to help fund my Masters Degree while I work towards funding my own career. Any amount would definitely be appreciated and I genuinely thank you for reading this. And I hope and pray for your safety during this pandemic.