Donation Appeal

Get Sherlyn through University!

  • Malaysia
Raised So Far MYR 41,023
234% Complete
Target : MYR 17,500

About Appeal

(Update : Yay it is fully fundraised but, please feel free to keep donating so it can go to more students like Sherlyn!)

Thank you for your overwhelming support that got this fundraiser fully funded within 3 hours. Sherlyn and I have agreed that any extra amount fundraised from this beyond her needs for the four years (roughly beyond RM 30K mark*) will go back to Closing The Gap, so that it can help other B40 students/mentees such as Sherlyn who face hidden fee challenges in their university application process. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!

*Why RM 30K if the initial amount was RM 17.5 K? The RM30K mark was raised from RM 17.5K as the original fundraiser (as detailed below) only took into account her living costs for the first two years only out of the full four years at uni. With RM 30K, we are able to fully fund her for the entirety of her four years + provide a food stipend + provide an emergency fund to Sherlyn. 


About Sherlyn

Sherlyn is a recent SPM leaver who comes from a B40 community, outside of KL city. She is the youngest from a family of 5, that survives on a household income of RM 2000 only/month. 
I have been working personally with Sherlyn as a mentor for the past 1.5 years and together, we had been strategizing her post SPM pathway towards tertiary education.

Thankfully, her hard work has paid off and she has just secured a four-year scholarship at a local private university here in Malaysia. This scholarship amounts to RM 68K and only covers the tuition fees for her upcoming Diploma in Business + Bachelor in Business (Marketing) (Hons).

Unfortunately, there are a few hidden fees involved that cannot be paid for by her family nor myself. Thus this fundraiser to help Sherlyn enter university and be able to sustain herself for the upcoming four years. This is a golden opportunity for Sherlyn and her family, and we hope to get your help in enabling this young girl's aspirations!

Breakdown of Sherlyn's fundraiser

These funds will be broken down into 2 components, Critical costs (A & B) and Supplementary costs (C & D). They are as follows:


A. Academic fees - not covered by the scholarship
  • Administration fee: RM 2,500
  • Application fee: RM 300
  • Resource fee: RM 6000 (RM1,500 x 4 years)
  • TOTAL: RM 8,800
B. Transport cost for her first two years (estimate)
  • Public transportation cost: (RM 12/day x 20 days)x 24 months
  • TOTAL: RM 5,760

C. Technology cost - helps Sherlyn access online lectures and complete assignments for her first two years (estimate)
  • Internet cost: RM 1779 (RM 99 modem + RM 70/month) x 24 months
  • 2nd hand Laptop: Already being sponsored
  • TOTAL: RM 1,779
D. Emergency fund   
  • Minimum RM 1000
  • Any remaining unused cash/additional donations will be directed to this fund.

Cumulative total - RM 8, 800 + RM 5,760 + RM1779 + RM 1000 = RM 17,339, rounded up to RM 17,500.

We thank you in advance for taking an interest in our appeal.

As our show of thanks, for those who donated RM 100 and above*, we will include the email connected to your donation to a monthly newsletter written by Sherlyn, so that you can follow her journey through university!

*if your donation is anonymous, we will not be able to view your email, my apologies.

Recent Donors 449

  • Anonymous

    MYR 50 08/08/2020

  • Liz W

    MYR 150 03/08/2020

  • Anonymous

    MYR 75 02/08/2020

  • Anonymous

    MYR 200 30/07/2020

  • Shen-Vey Lai

    MYR 50 30/07/2020

  • syakirah huzaimi

    MYR 15 30/07/2020

  • JA Soh

    MYR 150 28/07/2020

  • Nazrin

    All the best!

    MYR 10 27/07/2020

  • Jon Gan

    Please do well in your uni and PAY IT FORWARD later in life. Good luck

    MYR 100 25/07/2020

  • gnisnuy

    MYR 75 24/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    MYR 500 24/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    You deserve this so, so much Sherlyn ❤️ If I could gift you a quote, it'd be one from Dale Carnegie, "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all". There have been many times in life too where I almost gave up, but all the people that have been with me along the way have always been the most loving, supporting and amazing people who helped me to not give up. I hope from this fundraiser, you too can see all the loving, supporting and amazing people here who too want to help you in your journey and making this a reality for you - so, never give up and remember to carry forward and help others who need you to be that person too. So excited to hear about your next chapter, you are a gem ❤️

    MYR 50 24/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    MYR 75 24/07/2020

  • Ashley Foo

    MYR 100 24/07/2020

  • Yan Lee

    MYR 30 24/07/2020