Female designer's dreams

Hi, everyone.

My name is Ameneh Fadaie and I am a female designer from Iran. I've been admitted to MIT’s Integrated Design and Management program. I am super excited about the program as it is every designer’s dream to attend IDM. I plan to work with people with disabilities in order to help them live better. I have already spent lots of time with them, and I've gotten to know their emotional and physical gaps and I believe IDM can help me to help them. I'm sure it will be a turning point in my life and I don't want to lose it.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any scholarships and the cost of attendance is too much for me as the currency of Iran is dropped significantly and it makes it impossible for me to pay the tuition fee $20k in the first semester.

I don't want to give up as I think the impossible is possible, and during my lifetime, I've always tried hard and believed that I will gain what I want and always I achieve my goals. I have big dreams and I am sure I can achieve those if I can get to IDM. I've tried all other ways to find any funds but they are not successful. I reached out to different professors from different departments and Labs for the TA or RA positions. Also, I tried to get the loan or scholarship from my country, but Iran doesn't provide such things for students who want to study abroad. To make matters worse, I am a female in Iran and I suffer from lots of discrimination here. I tried to get the loan from companies in the USA. Unfortunately, Iranian students are deprived of those facilities.

Now, this is my last effort (or maybe not, since during these last 3 months, whenever the previous efforts didn't work, I tried to find new ways to solve my financial problem). I am an imaginative person who has lots of dreams and ambitions. I didn't like this statement "A bitter pill to swallow" because I think by knowing my limits and restrictions, not only can they hinder me in overcoming challenges, but also says that I should accept the way things are. I won’t do that, and if I did, I would never have applied to IDM and been accepted!

If you'd like to know more about me and my projects, you can visit this link:


I am asking you to invest in my dreams whether by donating your money or sharing this page with others.  Please help me to make my dreams come true.

Thank you very much in advance!

Ameneh Fadaie

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