Weʼre raising £500 to kickstart a tutoring company that helps mentally challenged students.
- London, UK
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I can't do it, I just can't. I'm going to have a panic attack and everyone will laugh at me...
'Mentally Challenged students. What's the first thought that popped into your mind? Was it a disability? Dyslexia? Autism?
Not everyone's mental issues can be so boldly visible to the public, especially teachers- that's why we're here, and we need YOUR help. We focus on students that struggle with the things one normally wouldn't, the things one would normally neglect, and the things some teachers just ignore.
The tutors at this dedicated organisation have experienced, dealt with a friend or family member that suffered anxiety, ADHD, depression, an eating disorder and much, much more... we understand the students, and the parent's that are trying to be there for them.
Who are we?
We are SimplyMentors, and we are an organisation of tutors that specialise in students that struggle in school, both due to academic and personal issues.
We are located in London and are in the process of purchasing the domain to kick-start our unique business, but we can't continue without you: without being able to promote and create connections with schools, we are as visible to them as the issues they can't see. By sharing this crowdfunding page or donating any amount of money, it creates a ripple of hope that perhaps we will be able create something that will mark a lasting impression on the way students handle education.
My name is Santiago Rodriguez and I am 17 years old; I am Argentinian/Italian and I've spent most of my educational career supporting and tutoring students that dealt with depression and other mental health issues. I won't name anyone since until now, I kept the fact that the students had mental problems to myself, as it was confidential information.
I think I'm going to cry, I don't want to go home, my parents will hate me for having problems at school.
We don't want to just make a difference in the UK, we want to expand further and further, and with your help, we just might.
You might call me overly-ambitious, but I see the future of this organisation doing not-for-profit events at schools in third-world countries as they are the ones currently dealing with the struggles of war and financial crises; food and shelter may keep them physically stable, but mentally, they can't learn without fear in the back of their mind.
We can do so much, and it start with you.
As a friend that's no longer here once told me...
...mental health is not contagious! You can't catch it by being nice every once in a while.
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About the fundraiser
My name is Santiago Rodriguez, I am 17 years old and live in London; I am originally from Argentina but I am also Italian. I'm currently studying four A-Levels, of which include: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Pre-University Cambridge! In the future I aspire to help people.