A Melbourne based education not for profit start up called 'Adopt A Degree' gives eligibile students an opportunity to have their degrees adopted.
Adopt A Degree utilizes the power of collective giving and mentorship to advance the education of financially disavantaged international students studying in Australia or overseas who have no access to study loans or government funding due to residency status.
The aim of the program is to assist outstanding international students who have experienced adverse changes in their financial circumstances have the opportunity to finish their degrees without financial worries. This is a solution to the rising cases of international students having to drop out of school or take on jobs to support their tuition which impacts their grades or ability to finish their studies.
Executive Director of adoptadegree.org Bode Davies Muse (a current student in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School Of Business) who migrated to Australia as a skilled migrant said this is a needed solution quoting the rising number of international students choosing Australia as a study destination and contributing billions of dollars to the economy.
''In difficult times many of these students result to borrowing from peers, creating a campaign on crowdfunding sites of which only a very minute percentage of them can get funded. We need to have something in place to look after the outstanding students who will be an asset to the future of the Australian Economy."
Adopt A Degree is partnering with Australian top universities to give international students a means of support if they ever encounter financial troubles during their study period.
Adoptadegree.org ensures all campaigns are verified as genuine through third party checks and will pay funds raised directly to the instituition the student is enrolled in. For more info email [email protected] or call 03 9020 2040