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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Hello,

I’m Saumil from Mumbai, India. I work in a contact centre in Mumbai. I’m extremely passionate to learn digital marketing, so that it will add to my skill set and open another line of industry which I’m keen to work into. I do not get free time from job (my working hours are approx. 10 - 11 hours a day plus 3 hours to and fro travelling to office) to learn from the free content available online. However, I can apply to work part-time if I take up an educational course or show some valid reason at office. Hence, I want to take up a course in digital marketing. This will not only add a skill set but also help me get a better job. However, I have the following challenges -

I’m married and have a beautiful 5 year old daughter studying in kindergarten. My parents are retired and live with me and my wife. One of my paternal aunts (widow) also lives with us. I’m the sole earner in my family.

My monthly income is around £247.00 (INR 21,000.00). Household expenses account for approx. £200.00 (INR 17,000.00). Monthly savings are around £47.00 (INR 4,000.00). The course fees including taxes is approx £6,941.00 (INR 590,000). I have a savings of approx. £2,588.00 (INR 220,000.00). My friends have chipped in around £1,411.00 (INR 120,000.00). Educational loans and EMIs will directly hit my monthly expenses beyond bearable limit. Also, my salary will be almost half of what I earn if I apply for part-time work. So, out of the total savings of £2,588.00 (INR 220,000.00), I can invest a max of £1,530.00 (INR 130,000). Rest of the savings of approx. £1,058.00 (INR 90,000.00) will be required to pitch in for my monthly expenses for the next 6 to 9 months as my salary will be half if I work part-time! I can ask no more from my circle of friends.

This way, I’m literally stuck in the monthly cycle, not being able to gather more money. I will have to wait at least 3 years until I accumulate enough savings. Also, I’m unable to switch jobs due to lack of skill set. But, I’m willing to keep my hope alive to be able to take up the course.

I’m still short of £4,000.00 (INR 340,000.00). Here is the course link if you want to check the website and course details and fees.

I seek some financial help to achieve my goal, so that I can take the required admission without wasting precious time. I would be incredibly appreciative of any donation or charity that this world can contribute towards my education! Thanks a billion! Love You All!

-Saumil Shah

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      Saumil Shah

      Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

      I'm Saumil from India. I’m extremely passionate to learn digital marketing and get a course certification. I want to work with digital marketing companies, gain some experience and eventually open a digital marketing agency to serve NGOs across the world.

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