I met Shandu a few weeks ago at the iNumber Number press junket (she was representing YOU Magazine) and could tell from the very fist word that came out of her mouth that she is not just a pretty face. She had valuable contributions not only during the junket, but also in our candid one-on-one conversation. Today I got a text saying she has been accepted to do her Masters in journalism at Columbia University, but she needs help funding it. Here is what she has to say:
I applied to Columbia University in the City of New York for their Master of Science (Masters) Journalism programme. I have been accepted to go in 2015 so that in the meantime I can raise funds to go – which I have already started working on.
The most immediate thing however is that I need to raise money ($1000) to enrol by May 1st. I have exhausted all my options which include trying to get a personal loan but because I am on a contractual job the banks can’t help me.
Please help me find at 100 people who could each donate R100 within the next two days to help me out. I know it seems impossible but somehow I have faith that this could work. There is nothing I want more in the world than to become a world-class journalist and I truly believe learning from some of the best at this University will help me do that
You can send your donations directly to her bank account. The details are:
Account number: 4071284369
ABSA Cheque Account
Branch code: 632005
Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
Please lend a helping hand!