Hello world! My name is Ildana and I'm from Kazakhstan.
I recently got admitted to Lund University (Sweden) to pursue a Masters in International Development and Management. This program receives 1500 applications from around the world and admits only 40 most qualified students. I am honored to be the first person from Kazakhstan to be admitted to this program.
However, students must have evidence that they can support themselves while studying in Sweden and thus I need to have at least21,600 USD1 in my bank account by July 2017 in order to apply for a studying permit.
I would greatly appreciate any help or support in whatever amount available, or a reference to an individual, trust or organization that could help me raise this amount.
The reason I believe I qualify for support is the work I have been doing and the potential to continue with this work once I complete my studies. I have dedicated the past 4 years of my life to making a difference for others in leadership and education while volunteering at an international student run NGO.
Some of my community service achievements include:
-Organization of more than 20 community development projects that were aimed on issues like "quality education", "environment" and "cross cultural understanding". Those projects have overall impacted the lives of more than 10 000 people including students, children in orphanages and foreign volunteers.
-Volunteering in Turkey as an English teacher at a Rehabilitation center and working with 10 children with special needs.
-As a President of the NGO I had a chance to work with and lead 100 members and help them to develop communication, project management, conflict resolution and leadership skills.
I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to give. Any amount no matter how big or small will make a difference.
1Average cost of living in Sweden is 8064 SEK/month (around 900 USD). 24 months * 900$ = 21,600$