Thank you for taking out time to read this.
I am Gaurav Kumar and I hail from Koile village of Jehanabad which is a Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected district of Bihar (India).
This is an appeal to help me pursue my Master’s in Business Analytics from Warwick Business School- University of Warwick (UK).
I belong to a lower-middle class family background. I am probably the first member from my family who would step out of this country to pursue higher education. Since childhood, attaining quality education has been a constant battle for me. My maternal grandfather sponsored my school education as well as my school, Gyan Niketan provided financial help by not charging 6 months fees from class 1 till class 12th. This really saddened me seeing the condition of education in my country where education can only be attained by the rich.
I have been a meritorious student. I have studied BTECH in ELECTRONICS. After my graduation I’ve worked in Tata Consultancy Services and NatWest Markets. I also got the offer to study from Indian School of Business (ISB), University of Manchester and University of Leeds.
That’s why I have opted for Business Analytics course so that I can leverage my education in establishing an organisation which will use analytics for a non-profit organisation. My immediate target areas are fundraising, churn analysis and Social Return on Investment (SROI). I will apply my advanced analytics knowledge in studying the behaviour of the donors and segregating them based on previous donation, financial stability and their preferred social cause like women empowerment, cancer awareness, etc. which can tackle the problem of fundraising. Through my knowledge of analytics and AI, I will try to transform India’s immense data cache into AI solutions which will revolutionise sectors like healthcare, education, and agriculture.
I was also the finalist in Chevening Scholarship where I was shortlisted for the interview out of 65,000 applicants. But, due to less number of selection this year, I was not awarded the scholarship. My father has retired and there is no one in my family who can help me in pursuing my dream. Your contribution will be of great help to me. In my limited capacity, I have made sincere efforts to give back to society in any manner possible. If you want to learn more about my volunteerism and other achievements, I will be happy to share my resume for your reference.
In advance, I sincerely thank you for spreading this campaign through your personal and professional networks. If you have any question please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com, as I would like to be as transparent as possible with this campaign and its funding request!