My name is Sultonnazar Asanshoev. I am a young Ismaili from the Pamirs (Tajikistan), currently living in Poland. In November 2018, I finished my Bachelor’s Degree (International Management) and have been working ever since. In pursuit of building up my career, I decided to apply for Master’s Degree (MBA). After doing extensive research, I found three universities which caught my interest. The University of Toronto (Rotman), UBC(Sauder) and Simon Fraser (SFU) in Vancouver. I have already started applying to each of the schools, all of which required me to submit an English proficiency test. Fortunately, I received a positive score of 109 on the TOEFL iBT.
However, there is one big problem which is hindering me from getting into these schools - the tuition fees. Coming from a developing country where the average salary is around 500 USD, and with my parents earning around 1100 USD monthly, there is no possibility for me to cover the costs of such schools. Thus, I am seeking financial assistance from different sources. I have already received assistance with my travel & living expenses; however, the tuition fees remain.
The mentioned schools have the following fees:
SFU – 55 000 CAD for two years
U of T – 120 000 CAD for two years
UBC – 80 000 CAD for two years
You might be wondering what I will give back to the Community after my graduation, and I am glad you asked. As you may/not know, Central Asia has a problem with education, or lack there of; and in some regions girls & boys like you and me grow up without access to education, and this hinders them from having a better life. I wish to fix this problem, on the scale on which I can, and that is the mountainous regions of Badakhshan. After graduation, I wish to work with the TJK government and other non-profit Volunteering services, as well as the AKDN to raise private schools in specific regions, first teaching the most fundamental courses such as Maths & English, and later focusing on other subjects as well. This plan of mine of course is just a vision now, however, I will hone it in the next few years and hopefully contribute to the better-living of many individuals.
Now that you have read my story, I am kindly asking for any type of assistance that you can provide. The funds gathered here will be directed towards the tuition fees of my school.
You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Skype.
Thank you so much for your contribution.