I am Akshata Babu Kori, currently studying B.E in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. My dream is to complete a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas Dallas. In order for my dream to be fulfilled, I am in need of some assistance.
Here is my story, I come from a lower middle class background. My father is a clerk in the Tahashildar office, Bijapur and my mother is a housewife. I have a younger brother who is 8 years old right now. My father is the only source of income in our family, he is an extremely hard worker and has been a loyal servant to the Government of India for the past 25 years. My father is an extremely talented person whose life has been one struggle after another. In his younger years, due to poverty my father was deprived of quite of few of his basic needs. During those times, there was no stable income in his household and each day was war for survival. Being the determined person my father is, he worked hard and studied harder with the hope to pull his family out of poverty. Through sheer sweat and effort he did well in his studies and he conducted additional tuitions to help support the family during his 12th standard. My father, during his B.Com worked as a part time typist in order to support the needs of his families. Over the course of his study, he has worked for many part time jobs to pay for his studies and the needs of his family. In 1986, my father cleared the bank exam and performed exceptionally well in the interview process and was selected for a position in the Krishna Grameen Bank for the position of Manager. Everyone was happy beyond measure, it was a solution to all their problems. Yet, life threw another twist to his situation. Since the Krishna Grameen Bank was a newly emerging bank, the employees were asked to pay Rs 6000/- in order to be employed. For my father who had to struggle daily just to survive, paying Rs 6000/- was impossible. This eventually led to him declining the offer that he received. Not giving up, he tried harder and applied for many jobs and appeared for many exams. Yet for each situation life gave him another obstacle. Finally in the year 1981 after clearing both Junior and Senior Typist exams he had the opportunity to work for the Government. But like always my father always had to struggle, in the year 1994, he became the permanent employee of government service but due to some internal politics in the department he was resisted against getting the promotion. This was one of the biggest obstacles that prevented my father’s talent from being exposed to the world. For the past 20 years my father has remained in the typist position and was only given a promotion last year. Unable to move forward, watching employees who joined after the act was passed climb higher up the ranks, having more experience yet not progressing ahead is a daunting process. My father had no choice but to accept the situation that was forced on him as by then he had a family to run. There have been many situations where, people who were in similar situations have been able to get promotion and progress in their life, this was achieved through filing a case in the court, but my poor father had the sole responsibility of taking care of our family and did not have the money to file a case in the court. Finally, last year my father was recognized for his knowledge, experience and dedication to his job. He was given a promotion to the next higher position Even though we are extremely happy with him being exempted from this act, he only has 5 years before his retirement and he has not been properly compensated for this loss either.
I am currently facing the same situation. In the end, history repeats itself. Watching my father struggle through each day in his life. I devoted myself to ensuring that I would end our family’s sufferings . I studied hard scoring 91% in my class 12th, obtained a merit seat in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering. I have remained a hardworking student throughout college and scored a CGPA of 8.68. On top of that I have cleared competitive exams such as GRE and IELTS. I have finally achieved the starting stage of my dream. The University of Texas, Dallas has given me a confirmed admit stating that I am eligible and deserve to be a student of their esteemed university, but I do not have the money to afford this education. Same as my father, my dream is also being taken away. My father and I have approached banks, relatives, friends, friends of friends but no one is willing to help. My father understands the pain of not being able to fulfill his dream is trying his level best to ensure that I get what I want. I wish to end this cycle. I wish to give my parents the life they deserve at least in their later years, a life of peace and happiness, a life where every day is not a struggle. I wish to pull us out of this unfortunate situation and help all my future generations. I also know that once my dream is fulfilled, I will ensure that other families will not experience the same failure ever.
During the course of my studies, I wish to participate in many projects that are meant for the betterment of people who belong to similar situations. I would also like to spread awareness on the different opportunities that are available to people under similar circumstances. After a few years after completing my course, I wish to play a major role in contributing to other people who are unable to achieve their dreams due to financial issues. A constant percentage of my income shall be readily available to those who are in need. My long term goal is to be an integral part of an organization who plays a major role in providing education to those who deserve it.
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Akshata Babu Kori