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Growing up, my mother always told me that passion and determination are the two torchbearers of success. I was fortunate enough to have found my passion when I was quite young. Growing up in Germany, something that I experienced quite often was racism. As helpless as it made me feel, I worked towards channeling all my passion and anger towards nurturing the goal of growing up to become a lawyer so I could be the voice of the voiceless and defence of the defenceless. What happened with Stephen Lawrence, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other innocent lives whose names didn’t make it to the light of the day, further compelled me to pursue my passion with greater determination and I put my application in for undergraduate Law degree at the Cambridge University.
With my acceptance for the course coming in, I am ecstatic to be one step closer to getting started on my journey, however, I cannot do that without your support. I was raised by a single mother since I was 3 years old. She has spent every last penny she earned in giving me a good life, despite her not earning a lot. Growing up looking at her struggle with a smile on her face pushed me to always do my best. Knowing that the odds were against me because of my experiences in Germany, I knew I had to never take anything for granted. This helped shape me as a student and an individual. I was recognized at class, school and state level for my performance as a student through awards. I also applied for two scholarships in Cambridge University (Cambridge Trust Scholarship - undergraduate and Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship). These scholarships combined with the support of my family; I was able to raise £85,876. In order to secure my admission at the University, I have until 15th August 2021 to provide St Edmund’s College with evidence that I have £95,976 for my tuition fees available – otherwise I will lose my place at Cambridge.
All my life, I have worked towards this goal of wanting to make a difference in the world where people are made to feel different and less because of the colour of their skin. I am here to ask for your support in raising the remaining funds of £10,100 so I can secure my spot as an undergrad law student at Cambridge University. Your donation to me at this point in my life is more than just money. It is the wind I need beneath my wings to fly. It is the badge of honour I will be proud to wear as the first person in my family to attend Cambridge University and it is the pathway to achieving a dream that I have spent my life building.
At this point, I cannot offer anything more than my heartfelt gratitude to thank you for your support and contributions to this cause, but I assure you that I will never forget why I started this journey and aim to bring justice to every person who was wronged and met with injustice out there.
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