I am Ambreen Kauser, a seasoned teacher, serving in mostly the under-developed countries in Africa. Currently, I am teaching at Admas University in Somaliland (North Somalia).
I am basically from Pakistan which is predominantly a conservative country. I lost my father when I was a toddler, and mom when I was 15. Life is not easy for a girl when you don't have any parental guidance and protection. But I was resilient, and was able to complete my university degree with the help of my sisters, who are also teachers.
After completing my degree, I started working as a teacher in Pakistan. Later on I moved to Somaliland and started teaching in a country about which most of the people don't even know. I also served at Simad university in Mogadishu for one year which was a traumatizing experience in itself because of random explosions. I moved out of Mogadishu to Hargeisa after two big bomb blasts right next to my accomodation/workplace. This was a life threatening incident specially when you have a hostage crisis next door, and in the morning everyone inside that compound lost their lives.
What is the need and why?
I want to pursue the dream of acquiring a Phd in Biology/related fields from Norway. For this I needed to obtain a Masters degree . I have already secured admission in "Masters in Applied and Commercial Biotechnology" at Innland University Norway(www.inn.no), starting from August-2018. Though the education is free in Norway, but I have to deposit living expenses which amount to NOK 110,000 per year (total NOK 220,000 for 2 years). Without this amount, it would not be possible for me to obtain a visa, as it's the basic requirement to transfer this amount to Norwegian university account as a surety. I am now living independently, and have no support system to allow myself to manage this amount. It is difficult to get a part time job in Norway without the language, and you need to achieve high grades in order to secure a place in Phd, which would be difficult even if I secure a part time job.
So, I request everyone to contribute to my cause and help me achieve my dream of higher education.