Hi and welcome to my crowdfund page!
You may know me from one of my frequent community efforts, that I tend to invest in quite a bit.
I have been involved in:
- mobilisation of my suburb to maintain their stretch of roadway and coordinated the effort with the city council;
- I worked extensively on furthering awareness of Taiji (aka Tai Chi), including contacting various grandmasters around the world and built all the lineage trees on the Wikipedia pages, as well as did a lot of development on all the other wiki pages related to Taiji, such as the QiGong, NeiGong, various styles of Taiji, various masters of Taiji, Wushu, and I even made the symbol you see at the top of the Taiji page, myself.
I also briefly amateurly mentored others in learning the art of Yang-style Taiji, while being taught by sifu Neil Willcott.
- set up and administrated the biggest computer gaming community in my city;
- worked to create a technology and innovation hub (sadly my partner betrayed me in that project);
- coordintated with another neighbourhood and a major telecoms company, to have fibre-based internet extended to the residents (an investment of over US$100,000);
- I am working to bring an integrated, scalable & affordable green computing solution to schools, in an effort to eliminate the digital divide in the sphere of education;
- I am part of a team that set up and manage thousands of Telegram groups, so that the all the students from the university I am currently attending, can collaborate; and...
- I am, in the meantime, trying to coordinate with the university itself to transition from a forum-based collaboration platform, to real-time, with Microsoft Teams, which is an unused part of their Microsoft Office 365 for Education package.
As you can see, I'm an aspiring change maker and this is often met with people saying something to the tune of, "I wish I could thank you somehow!" (Some of them encouraged me to make this page.)
Truth be told, I could do with some help. Although I'm passionate about making positive social impacts, I typically get nothing in return. Meanwhile, I am trying to get through programming (aka hacking, not the sort of hacking you see in the movies, lol 😜) studies that I have never quite been able to finance.
I have these educational aspirations (these are just exam costs, I learn independently):
- CompTIA A+ (2 x US$211)
- CompTIA Network+ (US$300)
- ITIL (US$375)
- Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I + Programmer II (2 x US$245)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Web Applications (US$165)
- Associate Android Developer (US$149)
- IELTS (US$250)
- and all this besides my university fees of US$1000 per semester and supporting my family.
So I ask you, if you have a reason to help me, whether what I've done has positively affected you, or you just want to help someone reach higher to hopefully make bigger and better impacts, please consider helping fund my education!
Thanks in advance!