Hi & thanks for taking a moment to read about me and my current situation.
My name's Yasmin, and I am a graphic design student. I started university in 2015 as an Applied arts and sciences student, I decided to take a gap year after my first year as the quality of education in the major wasn’t what I was looking for (not to mention it was a heavy financial burden on my parents) My dad works as a banker, and sadly decided to get into the stock market. Needless to say, without any understanding or experience in that area, he managed to lose a large sum, which put the family in a rather dire situation. Ultimately, he had to take a loan for me and my sister’s universities. It was a limited amount of money and he did not think that the devaluation of the Egyptian pound in 2016 would happen. Regardless of that, I felt the need to get the best education I could, which meant looking outside of Egypt and getting trained on an international level, and also making a head start into becoming an independent adult. I had originally considered Germany, but that meant wasting a year in Cairo, so Prague became the more prudent choice.
My Father put up what money he could to fund the first 2 years of university, however as this year comes to a close, he is unable to fund my 3rd and final year of my B.A degree. He can't take any more loans, and is still repaying the last loan. I am working along with studying, which helps to cover my living expenses, but there is no way I can work enough to raise my fees as the pay for part-time jobs is really low and I can not have a full-time job as I am studying full-time, add to that the COVID-19 outbreak these days.
It's been a very emotional time to have come this far and be in the position that I cannot finish, and end up without a degree and coming back to Cairo with nothing. I am an above average student, putting in all I can give to earn merits and distinctions, as shown in my transcripts for last year:
Also, here is the link to my portfolio if you want to check more of my projects: https://www.behance.net/yasminibrahim96
A friend suggested I start this GoGetFunding, which is a new thing for me, but then he told me several stories of how others were able to continue on their journey. My fee's are not a huge sum of money, they are in total 8,000 Euros, and I have until September to pay them.. So I am trying to be optimistic that in the coming months, I will have the chance to move ahead in my life and career.
Thank you for taking the moment to read this, it means a lot to me. I understand times are hard, so if you can't put a small amount of money towards this, it would make a difference. I would really appreciate you sharing this on your social media as well, in the hopes that others can do the same and maybe help me reach my goal.