“I have grown up seeing struggles and barriers; it is my dream to become an independent individual with a strong educational background”Campaign started on 19/10/2020
Raised of S$31,779.00
219Days to go
My Name is Ramisa Tabassum, a 20-year-old Bangladeshi Citizen. I have been raised by my single mother. I have grown up seeing struggles and barriers; it is my dream to become an independent individual with a strong educational background, which is why I made a huge decision to leave my hometown and moving to Singapore 3 years ago. But it hasn’t been so easy. I wish to live a life with stability. I believe with the right opportunities, and I can move forward to a brighter future of giving my mother and sister an easy lifestyle. Being the eldest daughter, my sister only has me to look up to.
It took my mother and me a lot of courage and determination to be here. My mother being a single parent of two children, works numerous hours only to support and survive. We didn’t at any point, let our guards down, no matter how difficult our challenges were. When I was just about to graduate from polytechnic, COVID-19 came. My mother lost her job, and my part-time income paused.
In this foreign land, while my mother struggles with my 8-year-old Singapore Citizen sister who suffers from selective mutism, I am helplessly looking everywhere for a job. But there are far too many restrictions at this point with my nationality and foreign quota policies, and also to pursue my degree, the primary reason for me being here. I have been exploring all the options, especially finding a job because I don’t want to add on to my mother’s already straining expenses. I’ve come to find that Bangladeshi passport holders are not eligible for Work Permit under the service sector, and there is no quota for S-Pass at this moment.
Subsequently, I’ve checked with education centers, I have been informed being Bangladeshi, my guarantor (a family member) needs to provide a bank statement of $30,000 for me to enroll in the course, and the deadline is by mid-November. To us, that seems like a goal impossible to achieve. The Institution has also offered us an installment scheme on special consideration.
|Amount||Installment payments on special consideration|
|Semester 1||$ 7,704.00|
|Semester 2||$ 7,704.00|
|$ 15,408.00||to be paid at the time of admission January 2020|
|Semester 3||$ 7,704.00|
|Semester 4||$ 7,704.00|
|$ 15,408.00||to be paid beginning of Sep 2021|
|Admin Fees||$ 963.00|
|Total||$ 31,779.00||excluding books and other administration fees|
Just when I began to accept the reality of my financial struggles crushing my dreams, I can now finally say I see some Ray of Hope.
*Ramisa hopes to enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Journalism (Double Major), and the course fees are at $31,779. Payment of fees will be made to the institution directly.
Hope this little donation helps. Inshaallah...
Good effort .. All the very best
May God bless you and mother Mabbuba all the best. Sean Nguyen.
All the best to you and your family..God Bless!🙏🏻❤️💋
Stay resilient. There is always solution to all problems. Pass on your optimisim and share your positive vibes to people around u.
I read your story on Mothership, and I want to encourage you to keep trying, and that there are Singaporeans who care for you.
Dear Mapubba. I am Ayishah Wu. We used to work together in the airport. As a mother I really admire your courage and determination. Stay strong and hang in there. Bless you.
Eduction shouldn’t have boundaries. Everyone has the right to receive a fair treatment!
Good luck young lady!
Wish you well
All the best 👍
Your mom is an inspirational strong lady.. i pray all the best for you and your family. God bless
Sending your family love and strength.
God bless you
Keep on fighting Ramisa! There\'s always more than one road to reach your destination, if there\'s a will there\'s a way!
May the Force be with you :) Happy Luck goes to people who think themselves Happy :)
I hope every little bit helps
All the best in your future endeavours!
Wish your dream come truth
Singapore has always been welcome to immigrants who share our values. Best Wishes and we hope you will pay it forward in due course.
A little contribution to help. All the best!
Small contribution but hope collectively the amount for your school fees will be raised. All the best.
Singapore welcomes immigrants who share our values of integrity, hard work, determination, and compassion.
All the best 😁
All the best!
Hey Ramisa! This may not be much addition to your school fees, but hopefully it will be what is closer to you attending school!
May things work out for you and your family and wishing you all the best. Stay strong and positive!
Stay strong. All the best.
Soar high, pretty lady!
Pray that you manage to reach the required sum, sending blessings to you and your family!
Be strong and fight on Ramisa and Ramisa’s mom!
Zabed A R
“Hold Fast. Stay True.” All the best for your future endeavours! Never give up!
Keep going. Covid will not stop us from moving forward!!
Hope you can achieve your goals!
I know this family . Ramisa \'s mother was my tenant for some 3 to 4 yrs . She is a diligent worker . She treasured her job at the airport and work very hard for her money . She wld take on more shift work so that she could give her daughters a better education and life. Unfortunately she lost her job to Covid several months back . Her family never fail to have my trust even in the worst of times . They deserve alot more . And i sincerely pray and hope that all of us can give this family this Ray of Hope / Light, that they so well deserved . Your donations wil make a difference in their lives .
All the very best..
Md Rafiqul Alam
I am honored to be part of this
Stay strong Ramisa! You have achieved a lot and will go on to achieve a lot more. best wishes
May you succeed and be a blessing to your mother and sister.
All the best.
Dear Ramisa, may all your dreams and wishes come true!
Cher Leng Lee
All the best Ramisa.
Press on, Ramisa! All the very best to you on your endeavour! I pray to Jesus that you will succeed in building a better future for you and your family. 🙏
Your courage and strength touch me. May your dream come true!👍🙏
A little help goes a long way...
All the best to you Ramisa! Let your dreams be your wings!
Things will get better and I hope we will help you get there!
Good luck with everything!
Toh Pei sing
Strongest person I have met. Always keep fighting!
I believe in you ramisa❤️
You can do this!!!
Hiroki Ahamed Matsuoka
So proud of you Ramisa