Thilaga and Shandhiya have already done a great deal to ensure their education, including winning full tuition scholarships for $16,000US per year, and one round-trip ticket from Colombo to Bangladesh. Additionally, because she has worked so hard on developing her English while living in a tea estate in Sri Lanka, Shandhiya has been allowed to skip the first year of the program, which is focused on English knowledge, thus lowering her tuition cost by one year.
Despite their great efforts, there are still some additional expenses that they are not able to cover with their current income. Both of them have ill parents who cannot work, and they use their own incomes from teaching English in the community to support their families. The costs are listed below - please consider pitching in what you are able so that these two young women can follow their dreams and help uplift their communities. The most pressing need is the acceptance fees totaling $1200US, which must be wired to Bangladesh by June 21st.
Admission acceptance fees: $600 US x2: $1200US
Laptop computers: $500 US x 2: $1000US
1 round-trip flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Chittagong, Bangladesh (to visit home after two years of studying): $600 US x2 = $1200US
Books, clothing, and other incidentals: $250US x2 = $500US
Emergency money: $50 US x 2: $100US
Thank you so much for your support of these two amazing women, as they work to change their lives and their community for the better!
- Alison Hampton
- Jane Finette
- Kamardip Singh
- Thea Carlson
- pat o connor
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