Help Guoda achieve her dream education!

  • €3,901.00
    raised of €4,800.00 goal goal
81% Funded
112 Donors

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Hello everyone,

My name is Guoda, I'm 23 years old, originally from Lithuania and raised in Luxembourg. I have recently been accepted to my dream Master's course in Material Futures at the University of the Arts London. It is my life's ambition to invent new eco-friendly textiles which can contribute to a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry. This course is an incredible opportunity for me and an important step in pursuing my dream career.

Unfortunately, the UK fees for Europeans have tripled this year and I have to pay £16,450 (19,000€) per year for my two-year long Master's course. This has made my plan to study in the UK more difficult than I had initially hoped. I plan to fund my full tuition and living expenses through grants, scholarships and part-time work. However, I have limited time to pay a deposit of £4,000 (4800€ with fees) before my place in the Master's course is withdrawn. Unfortunately, I have not been able to secure enough funding for the deposit, which is why I am turning to you for help.

I have a B.A. in Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where I graduated with a 2.1. My undergraduate studies were formative years in my personal and academic life. During this time, I put a lot of focus on activism, community projects and individual research. I realised that to make a positive difference towards tackling global issues, it was necessary to merge the disciplines of science and fashion together. I therefore decided to pursue a career in sustainability and innovation.

In my career as a designer, I aim to tackle modern day issues such as climate change, pollution and social inequality. The fashion industry is a large contributor to these issues, and my aim is to use innovative design as a means to create positive change for people and the planet. I believe that an education from the University of the Arts London will allow me to gain the skills I need to become a great designer.

For the past two years, after having finished my undergraduate degree, I have been working part-time and carrying out self-initiated projects to prepare my portfolio for my dream Master’s course. I have developed a prototype for "kombucha leather". Over the next few years, I aim to start my own company with this product, and produce bio-based textiles, serving as an eco-friendly and ethical alternative to leather. The knowledge, experience, and people I will encounter during this course will help me mature as a designer and enable me to achieve my career goals.

A donation of any amount would put me one step closer to achieving my dream education.

I thank anyone who can contribute even the smallest amount!

Please check out my portfolio in the link below to find out more about my work:

guodatreciokaite.com

Rewards

Handwritten "thank you" card

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Card and Handmade crochet gift (small)

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Card and Handmade crochet gift (large)

4 Backers

Card and A mention on my website

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Organizer

  • Guoda Treciokaite
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 10, 2021
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  • Orla Wittke
  • Donated on Jul 04, 2021
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 04, 2021
€23.00
Jul 26

THANK YOU!

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 08:11 am

I want to thank all of you who donated, shared and supported me throughout my crowdfunding campaign! I have learned a lot throughout this process, and it was overall an incredible experience. We raised 3900€ which is a HUGE step forward towards my goal. I could not be more grateful. . . . .

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Jun 30

3.6k

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 08:57 am

Hi friends, family, colleagues, and all other lovely donors! Thank you so much for raising 3.6k!!!!! We are so so close to the goal.The month of June was a bit crazy. I celebrated my 23rd birthday - thank you to all who donated to my campaign as a birthday gift!. . . . .

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Jun 12

Round 2

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 10:24 am

Hi everyone! I didn’t post any updates this week as lif was a bit hectic. On a positive note, I got my COVID vaccine and celebrated my 23rd birthday, so cheers to that! Things are slowly shifting back to normal here in Berlin which feels hopeful and refreshing. I would. . . . .

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Jun 03

2.5k!!!

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 04:09 pm

Hello friends, family and colleagues, thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes and gifts so far ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I wanted to take this chance to also thank you for the incredible support I have received for my crowdfunding campaign so far! I can’t believe you helped me raise over

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Jun 01

2k!!!

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 09:46 am

Wow! You guys are incredible! You have helped me raise over 2k in only 4 days!!! Your generosity has left me speechless. By donating, you can choose to receive a gift handmade by me. I am so excited to be making & sending you the rewards.I will be making a

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May 27

Day 2

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 02:31 pm

Wow, you guys have raised 1k in only 24h! Thank you so much for your incredible generosity. Please contact me if you have any questions :)

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May 26

Day 1

Update posted by Guoda Treciokaite at 10:53 am

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed thus far! We have raised 14% in one day which is incredible. You guys are amazing. Only 86% to go!

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Donors & Comments

112 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 10, 2021
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  • Orla Wittke
  • Donated on Jul 04, 2021
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 04, 2021
€23.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 01, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2021
€75.00
  • Deirbhile Brennan
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2021
  • Good luck G <3

€30.00
  • Lucia Hughes
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2021
  • Best of Luck Guoda on the new adventure!!

€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2021
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  • Sophie Williamson
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2021
  • Woooooo go Guoda go!! So happy for you xx

€10.00
  • Philip Penka
  • Donated on Jun 28, 2021
€50.00
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Followers

19 followers
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€3,901.00
raised of €4,800.00 goal
81% Funded
112 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities