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Hello, my name is Nanda and I am 22 years old and currently in my last year in pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Bina Nusantara University at Jakarta, Indonesia on Automotive and Robotics Engineering major.
Here is my story:
I was born on 10 August and have a really good childhood and everything changed when my father and mother divorced when I was 4 years old. At that time my father was sent by his company to Taiwan as a professional engineer. My mom and I were left behind by my dad in Indonesia and I really don't know what happened with my parent because I was too young to understand what is going on.
Long story short, my father returned to Indonesia he married to another woman than I got two younger brother and sister. After finishing my junior high school, I thought that I felt sorry for my mother because she had raised and paid for all my needs until I was 16 years old and I decided to continue my high school education with my father and stepmother and let them take care of me. It was really sad to be separated from my mom but I made this decision for my future and to ease my mother's burden.
Everything went normal at the beginning, I got my new school, my new friend, and my new life. Until finally many things that do not feel good on my side on my new life that caused by a different way of method that applied by my father into me. I will not explain it here about what is happened. After finishing my high my dad spoke to me to continue my study on Germany. That’s just what he said, he even did not take any action to enroll me to any University. Long story short I start panicked that I could be late to enroll to University because time goes on than I decide to apply by myself with help a best friend of mine.
I was accepted on Teknik Informatka (Informatics Engineering) major than I got a call from my campus that there is a new major just initiated in collaboration by Bina Nusantara University and ASO College Japan. It sounds interesting to me because by being the first batch in there, I can get a 50% discount on the tuition fees, free summer course in Japan (at ASO College Fukuoka, Japan) in my 7th semester including free return flight ticket and accommodation. Yes, I took it!
Here it the story become interesting, my dad’s house and my campus are 2 hours away (on mid night traffic) and could be up-to 5 to 8 hours during rush hour (it’s crazy). So I decided to rent a room near my campus and get back home once a week on my weekend. At my 2nd semester, I got a problem with my father, which was caused by the way he treated me. I really can't handle it, I've had enough to hold that discomfort feeling since the last 2 years of my high school. So at some point I decided to not returning home and disappear from my dad, don’t blame me after those feeling that I kept, it’s also a hard decision. After one week not get home, I really don’t understand that my dad not even call me or sent me money to get FOOD. Yes, food is my only need at that time and he doesn’t care. Maybe he thinks that if I need, I should go home. But the discomfort feeling kept me from going home and I said “I can take care of myself” and yep, I prove it! I could handle it on this last 3 years. I do anything to be able finance myself and pay my tuition fees (which is not cheap), I try to make my life balanced in making money and studying. Yes it’s kinda hard but I managed it. At some point, when I go to Japan on my summer course study with my campus. I returned home to Indonesia with no money left for my next semester tuition fees because I spend it for my needs while in Japan, than I take a semester brake to because of financial struggle. After spending my full semester to get money, I didn’t make it enough and I decide to take second semester break. Somehow I managed to get enough money and after one year of break I join back to class with my junior :D . And everything is getting hard because my 50% discount are no longer valid. It only valid for 4 year period, and my last year of those discount period I used it for work to get money to pay my fees and I don’t know that until I get back as a registered active student. But it’s okay, I already made enough money to pay my tuition fee, but now struggle with my living cost because recently I’m getting busy with my final year project. My final thesis will be scheduled on middle of September this year, and hopefully I can graduate on December 2019 as an Sarjana Teknik (S.T.) or Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).
To be able to get maximum grade of my thesis which is an A Grade, there are several conditions that must be met:
- Accepted as a graduate student by pursuing Master Degree
- Accepted as an employee in the field that has been studied.
- Start or build a business.
A believe that I already got those point, I was submitting one of my freelance website that I made to my Campus where the money to pay my campus came from. And I hope they accept it. At least they know that I made my own money in past few year and it’s a reasonable to be called a business because it is proven of making money for me.
Last but not least, I really want to take a Master Degree in the Germany, the reason is Germany was well-known as one of several leader in engineering field. Based on what I got while attending a Study Aboard seminar and heard story of my lecture experience and also read lot of article and YouTube video that in Europe government is giving a strong subsidies for anyone who wants to study there, especially Germany and France (my country of interest). Yes I still have to work part-time for this but after everything that I experienced in last couple years, optimistically I think I could do that. Paying for school fees is cheap in some state-owned university compared to my current fees, and I could take care of myself by part-time worker for my living cost.
In this increasingly thin time, all I can do is make my final project done, waiting for my thesis and apply to a University in Europe. And just let you know that I will invite my dad to come to my graduation this year! I hope I can make him proud especially when I able to go to Germany for my next education steps!
I believe that I will able to get a campus in Europe easily, but my struggle is, I need to give the Embassy a financial report after I received an acceptance letter and I really want to continue my study as fast as possible, while I am still fresh ,young, and tough. I don’t want to wait any other time and giving a pause period on of my study again. For this dream, I really need help from those of you who are kind enough to be able to improve my financial report for getting student visa so that I can continue my plan. Even smallest amount of money matters.
Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.
And please remember, by giving help will not make you poor.