Hi! My name is Dayna, I guess I’ll explain to you my story.
So, I live in Australia right now and ever since I was young all I’ve had going for me are my brains (only the textbook kind). I’ve enjoyed learning and studying for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately though, I haven’t had the best upbringing.
I was born in Zimbabwe, and as most people know, saying it isn’t the best place to live is an understatement. My parents, although neglectful and cruel did the most amazing thing for my two brothers and I. They realised Zimbabwe had no future and they packed up their shit and left within 3 months of their decision. They sold what they could and gave away the rest. We landed in Australia with $5000 to our family name and a small suitcase each.
They seem like lovely parents right? Wrong.
They kicked me out of home at the age of 16. With only 3 years behind me in Australia, I lived with anyone who would take me in. I continued public high school, making ends meet by myself. Working 2 retail jobs and a fast food restaurant (still am), getting paid minimum wage and having to keep myself and my one brother afloat. The other stayed with my parents, he’s still a cute baby, you see.
Long story short, I love school and I love the idea of attending university to better myself and hopefully get a high paying job to end this seemingly endless cycle of living off of the bare minimum. This is where my earlier mentioned ‘brains’ come in clutch. Last year I graduated from high school. A dream I have strived for, for years. However, here’s no time to waste celebrating since I’m already on my next journey.
University. I’m really hoping to study psychology. It’s been an interest of mine since I was kicked out. Not only am I generally intrigued by the human mind, it’ll help me understand people like my parents and hopefully prevent people like them from doing what they did to me.
Now, Australia has an amazing program where universities’ fees can be covered until you earn over a certain threshold. However My brother and I aren’t Australian citizens yet.
This is hopefully where you can come in clutch. Since we aren’t citizens yet, I’ll have to pay my way through university while also paying for my brother’s primary school education.
I’m not usually one to beg, but please, please please please donate anything you can. And please have faith in my ability to dedicate myself to not only my brother but my studies.
Thank you for your time and generosity,
(photo is of me and my best friend who has helped my brother and I for the past year or so)