My name is Kayla Heinrich, a South African student living in Cape Town.
I have started this fundraiser in an attempt to raise the money I need to be able to complete my Honours in Chemistry at Stellenbosch University this year. I have been very fortunate in the past few years to be able to complete my Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. I work very hard and achieve results that I am extremely proud of, however after applying to many companies as well as the university for funding I have not been fortunate enough to receive a grant.
The fees for the year are in the region of R50 000 (about $3200) and I've been working two jobs during 2019 to save up as much as possible. Unfortunately I now only have one job that I can do a couple times a week and it is not enough to fully pay the university fees.
I thought I would tell you a bit more about myself. I am the oldest of three children and have two amazing parents as well as a beautiful doggie named Scraggles. My hobbies include journalling, yoga, tutoring and spending time with family and friends. I am a passionate cook and I always love trying out new recipes and making my family members taste test my inventions. My passion for life lies in helping others. I have been tutoring for 6 years now and have found that teaching is a very rewarding profession where I am able to help my students become more confident in academics. I believe everyone should be able to excel in academics and that each student should be taught by a teacher who tailors their teaching experience to that student. Aside from my teaching passion, I am very passionate about Chemistry and enjoy every moment studying it, I cannot imagine a life without it.
It has been a tough road to get this far and I'm more fired up than ever to push through the challenging academic year ahead of me.
If I can ask anyone who can help to please donate whatever you can no matter how small I would greatly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. And if you currently aren't able to donate but still want to help me, then I ask that you please share this with the people around you.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to read my story and to those who have helped me to achieve my goal.
May you all have a beautiful and rewarding 2020.