Support me to pursue an MBA program at University of Canterbury

Hello,

  • I am the winner of  iVolunteer India's "Volunteer Hero 2013" and was sent to US to participate in National Conference on Volunteering and Services organized by Points of Light at Atlanta in June 2014.
  • Was one of the recipient of the Indian of the Year 2015 award by CNN News 18 on behalf of The People of Chennai for our extraordinary contribution during the floods in 2015. The People of Chennai also got the Indian of the Year award for public service category.

After working for more than 14 years and fulfilling my family commitments and a part of my social commitments, I plan to set out to study further. I have got an offer of admit for an MBA program at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. I have secured the tuition fee through loan and planning to support my living expenses through my personal savings and loan from friends. I also secured a few scholarship waiver for my tuition fee.

I plan to do a crowd fund raising to cover my entire / part of living expense during my stay there. I have set up this page seeking your little support (after several advise from some of my friends who wanted to contribute). Contribute if you feel like. Thanks for stopping by and contributing. As I always believe giving is a chain reaction. I will definitely contribute this back to the society / people in whatever way possible!

As suggested by a friend, I would like to briefly share my social work
  • Started volunteering with AID Delhi in the year 2004
  • Served AID Delhi as a volunteer coordinator from 2005-2007
  • Served AID Delhi as a chapter president from 2007-2008
  • Participated and initiated several projects in the field of environment, education, livelihood, women empowerment, social justice campaigns and rights based movement
  • Mobilized more than thousands of volunteers in Delhi to participate in AID Delhi's project and initiatives
  • Part of International Campaign's Justice for Bhopal's 25th Anniversary program planning team and conceptualized annual calendar for ICJB's 25th anniversary
  • Led I am no Lab Rat campaign - a public awareness initiative on Genetically Modified food in Delhi.
  • Organizer of AID India's annual conference 2009 in Delhi and 2011 in Chennai
  • Moved to Chennai in 2010 and took over volunteer and internship coordination for AID India's Eureka program
  • Mobilized thousands of volunteers across Chennai.
  • Part of fund raising team of AID India and also handle donor relations and event management for AID India
  • Organizer of Eureka Run 2011, 2012 and 2013 - AID India's biggest fund raising event 
  • Have been actively participating in mobilizing materials and resources during natural disasters. Have been a part of the relief team during Kosi floods 2008, J&K flood relief, Cyclone Thane, Cyclone Hud-Hud, Uttarkhand flood relief, Nepal Earthquake and also during the Chennai Floods 2015.
  • Co-founded VolCon - India's national conference on Volunteering with Bhumi in the year 2015. So far we have organized 2 national conference on volunteering.
  • Wanted to be a part of #SapnoKiUdaan

    Thanks,
    Selva

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16th May 2017
Hello All,
Wanted to update all of you about my MBA program and my performance so far. I have completed 4 core courses in my Term 1. Scored a GPA of 7.25 on a scale of 9. I am currently doing 4 more core courses and one elective course. The courses are built with so much depth and it has been a really enriching 3 months here. As I am getting back to school after 15 years, I initially thought it would be tough for me to get back to studies but the course design and the lecturers were so good that I thoroughly started to enjoy learning.

I also got a casual part time job here as a service person in food and beverage. I use the income to travel, re-pay a part of my tuition fee and other expenses.

I am thankful to everyone of you and will post more updates along my journey!

Best,
Selva

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Archna donated $100

A little late but my little contribution towards your studies. Good luck Selva!

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Anonymous donated $100

Good luck, Selva!

Ganapathy
Ganapathy donated $20

நன்றாக படி.. வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000

Wish you the very best. I got you reference through Thothadri Srinivasan

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Gautham donated $25
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Vivek donated $100

All the very best Selva Ganapathy!!!!