Arvind Shastri

Arvind Shastri

👨‍🎓 Male / South Indian / Hindu
🏫 McMaster University
💻 Bachelor of Engineering (Software)
📍 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
🎂 12/25/2002

“I’ve developed the necessary technical skills and experience to get here – now I just need the right resources to apply them.”

Current Goal

$0 / $2,000 CAD Raised

Fundraising for a new laptop

This is a one-time contribution to help Arvind pay for a new laptop to meet the technical requirements for his university courses.

NOTE: Change the quantity of the payment to increase the contribution size.

Active from 9/14/2021 to 01/01/2022

About Me

  • First-generation immigrant, born in Canada
  • 1st degree black-belt in karate, graphic designer, artist
  • President’s Award scholarship recipient in university
  • Lacks the financial resources to gain access to new technology to actively participate in academics
View Story

“Hey, my name’s Arvind Shastri and I’m a first-generation immigrant born in Canada. I’m a sophomore university student specializing in software engineering. I’m interested in programming and coding design solutions, and have pursued a software degree in accordance. I graduated high school with honours, receiving a President’s Award scholarship to my university due to academic excellence. However, these grants are not enough to cover my university expenses.

Raised in a low income household, I’m extremely lucky to be in the position I am today with all the experiences I’ve been able to develop across recreational sports, arts and design, and technology. In order to actively take part in my post-secondary education, I’m in need of funding to get the right technology that can handle my course requirements and sustain my academics.

I’ve been indulged in arts since I was a kid, doodling and sketching with a pencil and paper since I was 3 years old. I first enrolled in karate when I was 8 years old, and 10 years of rigorous training later, I’m proud to call myself a black-belt martial artist and coach. In my free time, I love watching basketball, YouTube and game shows.”