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Visually handicapped aspiring lawyer is unable to study at local university due to lack of proper facilities

With no option to pursue his ambition in his own country, John Danesh is forced to seek admission in an overseas university and needs funds to do so




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21-year-old Singaporean John Danesh is crowdfunding for supporters to back the hefty cost of his tertiary education overseas, since local universities allegedly do not have the facilities to enroll him because he is visually handicapped.

John lost his sight at the tender age of two. Refusing to let his handicap hinder his dreams, John worked hard despite the obstacles he faced and completed his O’ levels with flying colours.

He went on to pursue a diploma at Republic Polytechnic and has since graduated from the programme. His ambition is to become a lawyer but local universities allegedly do not have the facilities to support his further education.

With no options to pursue his ambition in his own country, John was forced to seek admission in an overseas university. He was subsequently offered a seat at the University of Tasmania’s law programme.

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The hefty cost of four years’ education at a foreign institution, however, would be overwhelming for his mother who has single-handedly raised John since he was young. John’s family say that his mother never lost hope in John and went through many struggles in life to bring John up to where he is today.

John’s family does not want his ambition of becoming a lawyer to vanish into thin air because of financial difficulties and are raising funds for his education and accommodation fees for the 4 years he is going to be in Australia. The total cost is estimated to be around S$130,000.

Those who are willing to help John achieve his dream of becoming the first visually handicapped lawyer in Singapore can make a donation HERE.

John hopes to raise at least S$100,000 to support his education. He has since raised S$720 online and offline and has only three online backers. Watch his moving appeal here:


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