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Please Help My Girl Shandu Raise Funds For Her Studies At Columbia University

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:

Shandukani Mulaudzi

Account number: 4071284369

ABSA Cheque Account

Branch code: 632005

Swift code: ABSAZAJJ

Contact Shandu @ShanduMul on Twitter and follow the progress of the fundraising effort on HERE.

Please lend a helping hand!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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