My name is Eaindra. I come from a lower-middle class family in Yangon. My father is a car broker, and my mother is a housewife. My father is the sole breadwinner of my family. He has always struggled to meet the family’s financial needs. Due to a lack of decent education, my parents have struggled throughout their lives. They have high expectations of their children and want us to gain a better education, enjoy a more comfortable life, and become good citizens.
Much to the relief of my parents, I passed my matriculation examination with five distinctions. I received a full scholarship to attend courses in Java Programming, creating websites with HTML and CSS, and computer systems in Yangon. These courses helped me discover a genuine interest in computer science. Since then, I have decided to study computer science formally and pursue it as a career, with the aim of working towards the development of technology in Myanmar.
I attended a number of education fairs and conversed with organizers and attendees regarding further education in Myanmar and foreign countries. Ultimately, I decided to continue my education in a developed country. Studying in a developed country will enable me to pursue a better education, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and amazing professors. I believe that it will give me exceptional learning experiences, which are difficult to get in my own country. Furthermore, following my study, I will be able to contribute to my community with what I have learned from my studies abroad.
However, the exorbitant tuition fees have been my primary concern about studying in a developed country. Hence, I began looking for scholarships and student loans available for students from developing countries. After doing some research, I discovered that a number of students from the Pre-Collegiate Program of Yangon (PCP) have received scholarships from foreign universities. So in 2017, I decided to apply for their 16-month liberal arts program in order to prepare myself for the upcoming challenges of studying abroad.
- Age: 22
- Ethnicity: Burmese, Chinese
- Country: Myanmar
School & Program
- Jacobs University
- Bachelor’s, Computer Science
Goals & Dreams
- Become a computer scientist and entrepreneur
- Bring the benefits of technology to the people of Myanmar
- Loan Amount: $7,500
- Amount Left To Fund: $800
- Contract Duration: 13 years
- Status: In Repayment
What Others Are Saying About Eaindra
During my time at PCP, I came to realize how hard the senior students worked to earn scholarships. I experienced difficulties and failures along with joy and accomplishment. I learned a great deal from classes such as philosophy, sociology, and economics. Furthermore, I had valuable learning experiences through field trips, group projects, assignments, and presentations. I discovered the essential role that technology plays in education, economics and environmental sectors and how I can apply my computer science knowledge and skills in the future.
After completing the PCP program, I started my internship at Myanmar Youth Empowerment Opportunities (MYEO) as a tech team member. During my internship, I was assigned to develop Messenger Chatbots for the organization’s Facebook Page, a digital skills online course, and Dream with MYEO scholarship information package.
Through this experience, I learned how to create chatbots for administrators and users. Thanks to the capacities of each team member and effective teamwork, these chatbots have been successfully launched to the public. Achieving this success motivated me to continue my study in computer science.
Currently, I am studying at Jacobs University in Germany with a partial scholarship and limited family contributions. I chose Jacobs because it offers special exchange programs for students and provides the best facilities for computer science students. During my time in Germany, I would like to develop effective research and analytical skill in order to create application platforms and artificial intelligence programs to be used back home in Myanmar.
Written by Eaindra with editing assistance from Zomia’s volunteer editors.
“After completing my bachelor program, I will work on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital cloud system to improve the economy, environment, and education sectors in Myanmar.”