I'm Sahedu Alam but my full name is Hussain Mohammad Sahedu Alam Chowdhury. Sorry! I've a pretty big name and also thank you for giving your precious time to know my story.
Well, I'm a 23 year old student from a small village named Kushamara of Gomati District, situated in Tripura, a tiny state of Indian union.
Before introducing you with my dream, let me give a you slight view of my struggling and beautiful past. Being born and brought up in an Indian lower-middle-class family, and pursuing your dream is not that easy. But we've a happy family of 5 with mom, dad, a younger brother, an elder sister (adopted and married) and grandma. My 50 year old dad has been working in a pharmacy as a helper for last 10 years. That's our only source of income for present days.
My dad said that he was unable to continue his study while he was in high schools beacuse of less money and less support from his family. And he had to took over the responsibility of his family after the sudden death of my grandpa. It was happened during his board exams when he was just 18.
That's why, he always tried his best to help us (me, my brother and sister) to study higher and to pursue our dream despite having financial issues. Believe me my dad has zero savings in his only bank account , nor he's ever tried to do so something. Whenever, someone asks him about this his only and usual reply is like that "I've two son and a daughter, and they're my savings and investments all that for the future. So, I don't need anything else". It's hard to see but I know how much effort and money they put for our better future. And for that how much they've been sacrificing till now which I can't even explain in words. We're gald to Almighty that he blessed us with such loving and supportive parent.
Now, coming back to present days of me. I'm a graduate in Health-care Management from Maulana Abul Kalam University of Techonolgy, Kolkata, India. I completed this bacholer degree in the mid of 2016 with 7.4 DGPA out of 10 (without any backlogs). Anyway, I joined a healthcare based consulantcy company as a junior executive in Operation & Development Department when I was in the last semester of my programme. My salary was not that good only 9000 INR/Month (which is less than 150 USD) but I used to manage my own expenses with this.
In between those days, once my dad asked me about my future plans. When I told him that I'll continue with my job as we haven't got much money to do post gradute studies or masters. He was quite a bit disappointed and sad inside after knowing that. Later, he suggested me to continue my study and he'll manage anyhow. As I know doing a master ain't gonna help me out with this degree in India which I'm holding rightnow as the job market in India is in poor condition due to the mass unemployment around the nation. And I can't even run a family with just job of 9000 INR or 133 USD/month.
Then, one friend's of mine told me to opt for higher studies in Abraod as the bank will help me with the fundings. And even I've left with no option but opting for this opportunity. But I was horrible in English, so I started taking english classes from British Council, Kolkata during the weekends. After that, I started preparation for the IELTS exam by my own with the help of my friends and YouTube. Finally, I took part in the test last November and successfully got 6.5 band in overall with no band less than 6. (I've attached a screenshot of my IELTS TRF below) Then I applied to several universities in NZ and also got offer letter from few of them e.g. Edenz College, Auckland; Toi Ohomai Institute of Techonolgy, Rotorua, NZ. But I couldn't manage the fund as the bank is willing to give only the tuitions fees. And i needed to show 2000000 INR or 30000 USD as fund to get the visa approval from NZ immigration. So, I had to drop this plan as well.
I was devastated and completely hopeless; and that is when I got to know about a consultancy through a friend. And they helped me to get admission in a well known college in Malaysia named FTMS Global College. Name of the offered program is EXECUTIVE MBA, a full time master degree awarded by a UK based university named as Anglia Ruskin University. (See screenshots below or the link below to see my offer letter) And my orientation is starting from this July 2018.
Tuition fee is RM 36000 or INR 612000 or approx USD 9000. There are also few other expenses such as registration fees, visa fees which is around another RM 5000 or INR 90000 or USD 1350.
I've applied for the student visa already it's in process and my dad manage the visa fee by borrowing money from others. And also I've applied for an education loan from "Bank of India" and they said they'll give me 400000-500000 INR or 23000-26000 RM or 6000-7000 USD. And my dad is selling one of our property to manage the shortage amount of the tuition fees.
But still it's not enough to pursue my dream of studying abroad. As I need funds for my accommodations, buying a laptop, luggage & clothes, travel expenses, medical insurances and many more.
This is why I'm turning to you -- beautiful people. Please do help me to make my dream possible and to give my family specially parents a good life afterwards. I don't know if this opportunity will become available to me again, so please be with me and be with my journey. Anything Helps.
May Almighty bless you all.
With love and appreciation,
Hussain Mohammad Sahedu Alam Chowdhury,
Near Kushamara SB School, Kakraban, Gomati, Tripura, India- 799105.
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