Hello, my name is Jonathan Ramtahal and I am from Trinidad and Tobago, earlier this year I was offered an opportunity of a lifetime from MEXT (MONBUKAGAKUSHO) Scholarship Programme to pursue a Master’s Degree as well as participate in research at the Shimoda Marine Research Science Centre, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
In April of 2020 I was expected to begin my studies at University of Tsukuba, Japan however due to Covid-19 pandemic our country entered lockdown and my flight was cancelled, and arrival delayed to Fall Semester.
My flight leaving for Japan is tentatively on the 16th of October.
Due to Covid-19 there are additional expenses not covered by the scholarship such as testing before my flight, quarantine costs on arrival including food/living expenses for that period (14 days), which I had not previously catered for.
The scholarship stipend will not be paid until 6 to 8 weeks after arrival. Funds which I had prepared for this is now depleted and I am seeking your assistance to raise the necessary funds until my stipend is available.
This fundraiser is solely for costs not catered for by the scholarship which I am unable to provide on my own.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide. Please feel free share the link if you think it would help.
UPDATED: 9th October 2020
My flight arrangements have been made however, I am being asked to cover part of the cost. All contributions are greatly appppreciated.
  • Alistair Dookie
    Alistair Dookie donated $493
  • Nandani Bridglal
    Nandani Bridglal donated $243

    Congratulations and Good Luck!

  • Julie
    Julie donated $338
  • Leena
    Leena donated $844

    Good luck Josh wish you all the best .

  • Brent Tyhuis
    Brent Tyhuis donated $2,025

    Let's get you there!

  • gowtan
    gowtan donated $2,025

    Good luck ?

  • Marcell
    Marcell donated $135
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $135
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $338

    Best of luck to you!

  • Monifa
    Monifa donated $135

    Contact me when you reach Japan. I'll link you with people in Ibaraki that can help.

  • Many thanks to everyone who have donated. I arrived safely in Japan on the 19th October. Without the assistance of every who donated I would not have been able to make my journey a reality due to all the unaccounted expenses. My heart it filled with thanks.


Help me get to Japan to start my Master's

by Jonathan Josh Ramtahal
Created Oct 03, 2020 | Trinidad
$8,107 raised of $12,000 goal 68%
  • 17 Donations
  • Finalized
  • 1 Like

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