My dream is about to come true. I got admitted to the Master’s program I’ve dreamt about. Unfortunately, an accident can put my whole education and future at risk. I heavily burnt my back and I might not be able to save enough money until September to support myself for the first year of studies.
Few words about me
My name is Hasan and I come from Eastern Turkey. This spring I graduated as a geography teacher from Van Yüzüncü Yil University. During my bachelor I went to the Czech Republic for an Erasmus student exchange where I discovered a whole new world of possibilities. My dream to start my Master’s degree at the Czech University of Life Sciences is about to come true. My application was successful and I got accepted to join the program. Right now I am only waiting for the dormitory room assignment and the official invitation to apply for the student visa.
Why do I ask you for support
This whole year I was determined to write my thesis, while working hard to make a living and put some money aside so I’d be able to support myself during the Master’s program while I focus on the scientific challenges.
Unfortunately, at that time the Turkish Lira (national currency) started depreciating day by day. All of the money I saved was rapidly losing value. Still, I remained hopeful. My plan was to spend all summer in Bodrum, the Turkish resort town, to work as a restaurant manager like I did the last five summers. I still believed it was possible to save enough money.
It turned out the odds were still not in my favor. I have heavily burned my back with boiling water during one of the first nights of Ramadan. This unfortunate accident cost me a lot of pain and money. Instead of starting my summer job right after graduating, I had to come back to my parents’ house and undergo a special treatment to heal my back. Spending money on the treatment and the temporary inability to work have put me in a very insecure financial situation. Even though I was accepted to the Master’s program that I’ve dreamed of, I might not be able to go and pursue it due to the lack of money.
I will do everything to find a job as soon as I settle in Prague. Unfortunately most of the money is needed now to prepay the dorm room, tuition fees and the visa formalities. That’s why I come asking for support.
What does studying in Prague mean to me
I was admitted to the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at International Development and Agricultural Economics program. The two year Master’s program is oriented towards economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of agricultural production and agribusiness development, particularly in tropical regions. The main focus is put on poverty alleviation strategies, sustainable farm-household economics, and socioeconomic and cultural aspects of environmental conservation.
I come from a family with a farming background. Growing up, I observed the obstacles my community was dealing with. I know many hard working, resilient people who are on the edge of poverty just because they don’t have access to modern methods of agriculture.
I feel a strong calling to bring new solutions and innovative technologies to where I come from as well as to other communities in need. I appreciate how big of an opportunity it is to study. I am willing to use this occasion to give back to the environment that shaped me.
What I need money for:
o visa - to apply for visa I need to go to Ankara twice, once for an interview and other time to pick up the document 350 EUR
o dorm rent 140 EUR/month (140x10=1400 EUR/ academic year)
o public transportation card 15 EUR/monthly (15x10= 150 EUR / academic year)
o Insurance 390 EUR (year)
o Tuition Fee 250 EUR (year)
GGF provision 4% = 102 EUR
Together 2642 EUR
NOTE: Turkish government supports student with approx. 200 EUR per month which I will use to cover current expenses as food, clothes etc.
I would like to thank you somehow for supporting me in fulfilling my dream. The gifts are not big since I care to spend the money only for the most necessary needs. Still I will make sure it brings a smile on your face :)
Everybody who donate ANY amount of money and leave me their email address will receive a Thank You email.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!