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Send Abhishek To Cambridge To Study Education For Non-Violence
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    Abhishek Vyas

    from Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Namaste!

I am a law graduate from Gujarat National Law University and have a keen interest in working on Education for Peace and Non-violence in Indian schools. Over the course of five years of my undergraduate degree, I have worked with a few non-governmental organisations in the dissemination of peace education in India.

I am also scheduled to begin an MPhil in Education from the University of Cambridge in October this year, having secured admission for the academic year 2021-22. I was offered a place at Cambridge last year as well but had to decline due to lack of funding. 

I believe that given the times we live in, the school education in India must equip the children with the necessary values and skills of non-violence and acceptance, which would lay the ground for peaceful coexistence. I wish to work on developing workable models of peace education that factor in the socio-cultural diversity of India. My education at Cambridge is a humble attempt towards achieving this purpose.

I wish to work at the grassroots level, in time pushing for policy interventions for peace education in Indian schools. In doing so, I aim to utilise my education at Cambridge to cultivate a new culture, which is rooted in a Gandhian pedagogy of non-violence and the peace-building principles of Johan Galtung.

Due to the highly competitive nature of scholarships, I have been unable to secure funding for the course fee — which is £ 29,802 (roughly ₹ 30.75 lakhs). An education loan would not be viable for the career path I've chosen.

I am taking a leap of faith and seeking your help. Do support, if you can.
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The financial liability breakdown is as follows:
£ 350.00 Non-UK Settling in Supp (roughly ₹ 36,000)
£ 12,359.00 Student Maintenance (roughly ₹ 12,77,000)
£ 29,802.00 UCF Overseas/Islands Arts (roughly ₹ 30.75 lakhs)

Currently, I am raising funds only for the last component.

I have attached the Offer Certificate from Cambridge and a Letter of Recommendation from the Director of my alma mater (written last year) for your perusal. I would be happy to share more about my research idea or any other details you may require, either via call (+91-8469681997) or email (abhishekvyas366@gmail.com).

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