Hello! Hallo! Hej! Merhaba!
If you know me you might be knowing me as Charlie too and I would like to talk about myself. I am Cagri (Charlie) Dinc. A kid that was born and raised in the hoods of Izmir, Turkey. My family and I lived in the middle wealth around until the Turkish Economic Crisis 2001. After that, things got downsided. And since my elementary school years my only dream has been able to get a Master Degree in Germany and be a successful software engineer or a game designer outside of Turkey. So I studied. I studied coding, I studied to be successful at the university exam. I had the exact same urge for years to come. I wanted to study well enough to reach my goals about my career. I have won the Turkish university exam and started studying computer programming while getting certifications about 3D Modelling, Graphic Design and Illustrations by myself. Then I saw that there is no future for me in that school. The education quality was poor, the students just wanted the degree to show their parents, the teachers just wanted the students to fail so that we had to pay for summer schools even though that was never a problem for me because I had 3.2/4.0 academic grades. I saw that if I kept going to that University I was going to consume my desire for Computer Science all together. So I saw a way out. I started searching for schools abroad. Sweden was my ultimate goal with a lot more modern culture, more civilized people and with a lot better education it was my dream. But I am not a European Union citizen and the school that I was craving to get in needed around 20.000 euros per semester for me to study in. So with the requested money that was equal to a 3-bedroom house in Turkey Sweden was no longer an option. I kept searching and found amazing Universities in Germany. Offering students a great education in an unbelievable surrounding, it sounded like a Heaven to me. I had to get out of Turkey.
Now I don't want to keep complaining about the situations in Turkey but if I need to sum it up I can confidently say things are not going well for Turkish people for the last 15 years. Money lost worth, education kept getting worse to make it easier to brainwash the youth and culturally people went violently more and more every year (Ex.: Crimes increased %69 in total in the last 4 years). So I can confidently say it's becoming harder and harder every year to live a peaceful life here while studying and trying to achieve your goals. And like the 253.640 people (Yes two hundred fifty thousand people) I want to start a new life outside of Turkey. As soon as possible.
I have been trying to get accepted by a Bachelor of Science programme in Germany for the last 3 years. After I dropped out of my own University I started studying Web Design and Coding from a web based University called Anadolu University. I was studying from home taking exams in the locations that was chosen by the University. And keeping it in mind that graduating from a web based university completely by your own sources, this Degree had more recognition globally than my original University. I have graduated from Web Based University last year.
For this Christmas I bought really cheap plane tickets (85€ for going and coming back) to go to Düsseldorf to see my dream University first hand. I don't have lots of euros to trip around but at least I will be staying close to the campus. If I reach the amount that's higher than my goal I might have some money to see the University life first hand and even travel a bit and that would be an amazing motivation since It might be my first time in Europe. It all depends on whether I will get the visa or not.
Me and my sister started a Design Company called Litera Design, you can find us by going to literadesign.com I am hoping to earn some money by designing 3D Models for exhibitions but I am a realistic person and I know that I won't be making 8800 euros until this spring and I will need the money by than for the University. I am trying really hard to collect that money because it's my salvation.
I almost have all the cards to get into my dream programme; Information and Communication Engineering. I have my certifications which I added System Management and Security and 3D World Design. I have my University Degree. I have my desire to accomplish my goals. All I need is financial support. That's where you can help me. I know I need 8800 euros just to start studying in Germany in 2020/2021. Now this money is not for funding my living costs. It's the minimum money requirements for abroad students to study in Germany. And you can not believe how much ridiculous numbers like just 20€ can help me. My parents sold their house to pay for their debt when they supported my sister's educational needs because that's how much 8800€ means in Turkish economy. So I'm not asking 8800€ from you. I'm asking just a little bit help. And with enough people helping me just a little bit I can achieve my dreams and you can create a new life that was saved from this country.
Thank you for reading. Even if you don't want to donate any money it would be an amazing help to just tell your friends about it so I can reach more people and my hopes about succeeding my ultimate goals wouldn't stay as just hopes.
All the statics about Turkey crime rates and immigrations to outer countries has been received from Wikipedia.