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Hi everyone! My name is Juan David Nieto, I’m 24 and I’m from a very small town in Colombia, called Restrepo, Meta.
I graduated in 2015, from Santo Tomás University in Villavicencio, Colombia, and hold a bachelor’s degree in International Business. However, in 2016 I started working at the Mayor's Office of my municipality, in the Planning Department, being specifically in charge of the formulation of public investment projects and social housing programs. I want to continue working in the management of development projects, in international cooperation matters and, above all, I want to learn about the design of public policies to guide the actions of government administrations towards the comprehensive development of my country. I feel very comfortable working in the public sector; Knowing that the effort I make in my job is benefiting the most vulnerable populations is my greatest reward.
I am very thankful I have got the opportunity to complete my undergraduate studies, thank to my parents' support, a scholarship for almost three years from AXA-COLPATRIA and a scholarship from the Pacific Alliance. This year, I have received an admission notification from the School of Government at Peking University in China to study for a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with a Chinese Government Scholarship, starting classes in early September 2018, until July 2020. I couldn’t be more excited about it!
However, as you can see in the image above, the Admission Notification reads that, with my own resources, I must finance the amount of 50.000 RMB (7.500 USD) per academic year, to complete the tuition fee (that is, 15.000 USD for the whole program).
I have saved enough money for my flight, set-up fees and the first month for living in Beijing (the others will be covered by the scholarship). Unfortunately, I have no more money to cover the 15.000 USD of the tuition fee; amount that I have to pay no later than september 7, 2018. That is the reason why I‘m urgently needing your valuable help.
I believe this master’s degree in the field of Public Policy in China, having its example of decades of rapid development, will help me in my life project of contributing to the prosperity of my country, Colombia.