Crowdfund your way to a higher education


Thanks to the innovative efforts of a few youngsters, there is now a novel way to finance your way through university.

Co-founded by undergraduates from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and National University of Singapore (NUS), Skolafund is a recent online start-up that aims to help as many people as possible to obtain higher education. Following in the footsteps of large funding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the Malaysiabased Internet Mobile Projects Accelerator (Impact) start-up enables deserving students, particularly those who aren’t well-off or who have failed to attain scholarships, to raise tuition fees through crowdfunding.

Tengku Ahmad Syamil, who comes from Singapore, is a co-founder of Skolafund and currently an undergraduate at IIUM. Describing himself as someone who actively seeks to enhance his entrepreneurial skills through social efforts, he laments the fact that funding is never not an issue.

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