Hi everyone! My name is Aura. I'm from Portugal. I'm 23 years old. When I was 18 (in 2012) I went to college, but unfortunetly I had to quit in 2014, because my father * obligate me to leave the house and stop financially supporting me, and I was not independent at the time.
When that happen I had 100 euros with me, so I decided to volunteer in exchange of food and a place to sleep. I voluntered from october 2014 to march 2016. This period was not easy. Most places just want volunteers for a limited period, so I also had to sleep on the street and to dumpster diving, but thankfully i got a job last year in december as an agricultural worker, and was finally able to rent a house and have a more normal life.
In september I would love to return to college and finish the 3 years I have left to have a master in biochemestry, but I have to repeat my exams to be able to return to university (because they were only valid for 2 years). Working from monday to saturday and from 8am to 7pm I'm not able to do it. I really need your help. I have to repeat my exams this june so I desperatly need to start to study now, but I also need money to eat, to pay the house, to pay college. My college fees are 1.750 euros per year ( 5.250 euros/ 3 years). I can't pay this, not even working day and night.
I've been dreaming about getting a degree since i'm 14. I'm a very hard working and dedicated person, who just wants a second opportunity in life to complete my education, and succeed.
* My parents divorced when I was 7 years old, and I stayed with my father. I don't have any contact with my mother, and I don't know where she lives. My father is an alcoolic. I had a difficult childhood, because he was always verbally aggressive, and was constantly threatening me of putting me out of the house (which end up happening).
Thank you in advance for everything!