Hello everyone! I am Preety and I thank you for taking the time to read my story. Incase you know me personally, I hope you are aware of my pursuit to attain a masters in Ecological Design Thinking at the Schumacher College in UK. I am happy to share that I got a place in their course two years ago and I am preparing to join their Septemebr'22 batch. They were gracious enough to defer my place for two years and I sincerely thank Dr. Mona for her constant support and push.
This campaign is to raise funds for my tuition fees and living expenses which sums up to £ 25,000 (₹ 25 Lakhs). I have chosen this course to help me gain the best structured learning and create expert network and connection towards my efforts for biodiversity conservation in Nagaland, my home state.
I have been raised by the most hardworking single mother and it has been a struggle for us since the last 17 years. However with the help and support of the right people I was able to finish my school and college. I have been the sole breadwinner for my family working as a sustainability practitioner for the last 8 years.
My community in Nagaland has been a constant support to me and my family when the going got tough. This higher education is important for me to further my expertise and give back to my community. I intend to do my bit in helping Nagaland conserve its biodiversity. I had almost given up the idea of pursuing this degree but I see the growing need of conservation practitioners in my state. Nagaland is fast degrading its forests, declining agricultural production and forgetting the indigenous sustainable living practices that puts the ecosystem at the top priority. This is showing a huge impact on the youth and the economic condition of the state. This course will bring me the structure and support I need to work on such issues. I am confident about my approach, having worked with social businesses in the urban landscape, craft communities such as potters and weavers, researchers in the field of ecology and education systems across the different states of India.
I believe in my dreams and the efforts I am putting towards achieving it. I understand the amount is huge, but every small donation will make a difference.
I hope that we can all be a part of this path I am treading on. Your donation will only nurture it with confidence and help me successfully fulfil its potential. I request you to please also share this forward and create the ripple effect I am praying for!
£ 15,000 ( ₹ 15,00,000) - Tuition Fees for 1 year
£ 10,000 ( ₹ 10,00,000) - Living Expenses for 1 year
Total - £ 25,000 ( ₹ 25,00,000)