Urgent Fundraising – Chua Sin Yee (Education Expenses)



Her father passed away when she was young, and her single mother lived frugally to raise her. She completed her diploma and bachelor’s degree with the help of her uncle and aunt. She wanted to become an architect and continue with her master’s degree.

After completing her bachelor’s degree, 28-year-old Chua Sin Yee from Machang Bubuk in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, needs a master’s degree to obtain her architect’s license. Last year, she entered Universiti Putra Malaysia to pursue her master’s degree. Sin Yee successfully applied for a loan from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to pay her tuition fee. However, she could not afford her living expenses, material costs, and other expenses. Hence, she sought help for her two-year expenditure of RM58,200.

【Her single mother works three jobs a day. Besides working as an office cleaner, she works part-time delivering goods and as a cashier in a restaurant to raise her child】

Sin Yee’s father died in a car accident when she was three. Her mother brought her back to Machang Bubuk to join her family. Her mother worked three jobs, lived frugally, and played a father figure to raise her. After completing her primary and secondary education, Sin Yee overcame all difficulties and was successfully admitted to a polytechnic to study architecture. She completed her three-year diploma course at a polytechnic in Kuantan.

After graduation, she continued her bachelor’s degree in architecture at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor. Her course was initially three years. To graduate faster, she studied hard even during the holidays and finally completed her studies in two and a half years. During this period, her aunt and uncle provided her with financial support, enabling her to complete her studies successfully.

After graduating from university, she started working in a construction company, earning RM2,000 a month. However, she discovered that she had academic deficiencies and needed to continue her studies. She wanted to complete a master’s programme before she could apply to become a qualified architect, so she applied for a master’s programme. She is a master’s student in the Department of Architecture of Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is pursuing a two-year course and is expected to graduate in October 2024.

She received a student loan from the PTPTN. However, her aunt and uncle, who used to support her financially, are now facing financial difficulties and cannot afford to help her anymore. As a result, Sin Yee needs help continuing her studies.

Sin Yee’s 54-year-old mother, Tang Li Ming, had to care for her father earlier. She works as an office cleaner, earning about RM600 a month. She cannot afford her daughter’s education expenses.

As the living expenses in Kuala Lumpur are high, and the material costs for architecture students are expensive, Sin Yee turned to One Hope Charity for help in funding her two years’ education, including living expenses, accommodation fees and material costs for four semesters.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to lend a helping hand to Sin Yee and assist her in raising the required RM58,200.

She and her family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.

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