My name is Shaan and I am from Bhopal, India. I am absolutely thrilled to have been accepted into a top 10 international MBA programme at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, however, to be able to attend, I need your support!
I am starting this campaign to raise INR 20,00,000 (Approximately $25,000) which is about 18% percent of my total Cost of Attendance:
133,500 Euros (INR 1,11,28,653) = 93,500 Euros (Cost of Tuition) + 40000 Euros (Living Expenses) [Screenshots shared in the photos above]
Duration of programme = 19 months
I have been a social impact professional for the past decade having worked on education equity, environmental protection and gender equality. I have been an advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have supported thousands of young people to learn and create social and environmental impact. I was a Teach For India Fellow between 2012 and 2014, a Climate Tracker South Asia Fellow in 2016 and currently work to support the Leadership Development of women across Asia at Wedu.
I have volunteered extensively and have served as an ambassador to multiple national and international non-profit and charity organizations and also represented India at Miss Earth in 2017.
I am very proud of all the work I have been able to do so far, however a social impact career and working in non-profits has also made financing an education abroad, especially a top MBA program very challenging. Also, contrary to popular belief, representing my country in an international pageant drained me of most of my savings, since I bore a majority of the cost of preparation to represent.
Additionally, in 2017, I was accepted into Columbia University in New York (one of the most prestigious universities in the world and globally renowned college for the degree I had applied for: Journalism) but I could not attend due to financial constraints and was not even able to secure the loans.
While that experience was difficult, I have taken the last few years to move forward, grow myself professionally and identify my interest and strengths. I am keen to pursue an MBA as I hope to become an organizational leader working on sustainability and climate action globally in the future.
Where will the rest of the money come from?
I will be funding the full cost of my MBA through a combination of fundraising, scholarship and my personal savings/support from my family however, the largest amount of funding would come from loans. As many of you may already know, for securing the loan one needs to share a percentage of the cost as full tuition and living expense loans are not available. Your support in this fundraising campaign will help me secure the loan and ensure I am able to cover my full cost of tuition and living for the entire duration of the program.
Here's how you can help:
1. Please donate if you are able to. No matter what the amount - your contribution would mean the world to me!
2. Please share this with your networks if you can - the more people this reaches, the higher the chances of me reaching my fundraising goal and pursuing my education.
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A HUGE thank you in advance!