| Introduction |
Assalamualaikum and greetings, wonderful human beings! My name is Sara Yasmine binti Roziman, I am 25 years old. For those of you who might know, I have started a fundraising campaign earlier this year to ease my financial burden in regards to rent and college fees. This time, I am raising funds for a different purpose.
| Information About Me |
My name is Sara and I am currently pursuing a Degree in Teaching of English in a Second Language (TESL) in which I will (hopefully!) graduate this year! I am the eldest of 4 siblings and my father works as a technician at a local factory while my mother is a housewife. With my father's salary, he has to support our monthly expenses such as car payment, transport, groceries, bills, petrol as well as house payment. My younger brothers are taking Degree in Mechanical Engineering respectively while my youngest sister has entered matriculation last month.
My siblings and I do not receive any scholarship, seeing that my mother is insistent that she wants to financially support us throughout our respective degrees. This means that my parents pay for our fees, our books and our expenses. In addition, one of my younger brothers has to rent outside because the university does not provide hostel. The toll it has taken on my parents' financial situation is significant and being the eldest, I could not help but worry.
| Why Am I Raising Funds? |
Seeing that this is my third year of university, the amount of written assignments and projects are significantly higher and considering that my Final Year Project (FYP) is due by the end of next semester, I cannot afford to waste whatever valuable time I have. With that in mind, I have planned my time in which I will spend five months conducting interviews and surveys with other teachers as well as prepare an analysis of the findings. The first half of my plans is manageable but the second half is made difficult because of the fact that the laptop I am using is currently broken. I really need to use my laptop because I will be doing my final year project this semester and I have a lot of written assignments to submit as well.
My laptop needs to be plugged in all the time because the laptop battery would not work for some reason. I have tried unplugging it and just rely on the battery alone but that does not work. To make matter worse, whenever I turn on the laptop, it would make tiny crackling pop sounds for a few moments and afterwards, the screen would turn pitch black. I find myself having to constantly turn the laptop on and off before the screen is finally displayed as it normally would.
As you can understand, this is beginning to be quite a problem because it will be difficult for me to do my assignments and do my final year project. Aside from that, I am unsure and quite fearful of what will happen if I do not fix this laptop in the long run, especially with constantly turning it on and off just to get the screen working.
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I live with the belief that every day is a learning experience and this is a belief that still holds true now. I still remember being eleven-year-old and being so excited for English class because it meant that my favorite teacher was going to teach the class. English is always something that I am deeply passionate about and having a teacher who was equally as passionate about teaching her students was exhilarating.
The experience that I have gained when I taught a class of students in 2013 for practicum during Diploma reinforces my belief that all I aim to be in life is to be a good educator, to help nurture my students' love for learning as well as work on improving myself as a person and a teacher. Earning my Degree will bring me one step closer towards the achievement of my ambition.
My biggest supporters have always been my family, not just my nuclear family but also my extended family members as well. Their encouragement and constant belief in my ability helps me grow as a person as well as motivates me to work harder to be the person that they can be proud of.
There is a saying from James Freeman Clarke in which he says "Seek to do good, and you will find happiness will run after you." In saying that, I wish to be not only an English teacher, but also to motivate my future students to chase after their dream. After all, "That's what life is for: dreaming and chasing that dream!" (Avijeet Das)
Your sponsorship will help ease my financial burden as well as it can ensure that I am able to continue to work harder in order to achieve my life-long dream to be a teacher. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your time and kindness. May your good deeds be returned to you tenfold, insya-Allah.