Hi! My name is Kyla.
I'm a final year Law student looking to start my Master's degree in Sept 2019 in Criminology in London. I'm from Antigua & Barbuda & the first in my family to go to University despite the hardships.
Coming from a small village primary school to attending the top secondary school, until now at university, where I have persevered and remained a top student academically.
Alongside my studies, I have participated in different sports including netball, basketball, track & field, football; playing three at a national level. I have received many awards for my contributions in extracurricular activities at different levels from primary, secondary, and tertiary education and also a national award for academic performance.
Recently, I received three awards at my University for my outstanding contributions to Society development, successful student engagement and for outstanding contribution to education during my three years as an undergraduate student.
In my free time, I have volunteered with NGOs advocating for youth & gender affairs. I've also been a mentor to others from secondary school until now.
As an international student, I am unable to access student loans to fund my degree. My parents do not meet the criteria for a successful loan and I am ineligible for another scholarship as I received one for my undergraduate degree.
I have realized that if I wish to continue studying my must take charge and pave my own way. I am hoping to successfully raise the £10,000 needed to fund my living expenses required for my student visa and start the new chapter of my life soon.
Having been raised around strong role models and been taught to be the best me I can be, given the chance with this degree and skillset, I will continue to dedicate my life to helping others.
I really want to say how grateful I am in advance for all the support everyone is able to give, no matter how small. Your contribution will help to keep my dream alive as I educate myself and make my family proud.