Nov 23, 2020

Rising Star Highlight: Afruza

Afruza is a young woman from Bangladesh who has benefited from a Wedu scholarship thanks to your help. This is her story:

“I am Afruza from Bangladesh and I am currently in my final year of BSc in Biotechnology at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have been a Rising Star from January, 2018. Since then every time I needed support in my academic or professional life, I could always look up to Wedu, my mentor and my fellow Rising Stars. Wedu has become a constant support system and a boost to confidence. The journey so far has been amazing and I look forward to being a part of Wedu for a long time.

Wedu’s Leadership Programme has motivated me to take steps towards contributing to my own community. I have started a social business in Bangladesh named ‘Protibha’. Protibha aims to empower women residing in marginalized locations of the country through developing their crafting skills. Through channelizing their handicrafts to the urban market, Protibha has created a sustainable earning opportunity for 40 women till date.

When a family situation was forcing me to apply for an academic loan to continue my undergraduate degree regardless of any financial uncertainty, I approached Wedu instead. This was because I genuinely love the process of how their funding works. One day I hope to be able to support a young woman’s education too. 

Right after I graduate, I would like to pursue a job in the National Laboratory. Studying Biotechnology while being involved in several volunteering opportunities in local NGOs, I have realized my inner urge to serve the development sector of my country through supporting the healthcare system. I look forward to pursuing a career in a position where I will be able to serve the community in terms of fighting against disease and enhancing nutritional value of conventional foods.”

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect and helping us by donating to the Sujata Baskota Honor Scholarship. Your contribution directly supports women like Afruza by allowing them to focus on their studies and follow their dreams to create positive social change. Thanks to you we have been able to raise a total of $6,283 in online donations to contribute towards scholarships and funding, an amount that can provide financial support to more Rising Stars this year than ever before. Thank you again so much for your donation and we look forward to sending more exciting Rising Star updates and achievements in coming months.

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

With gratitude,

The Wedu Team

Jul 27, 2020

Rising Star Highlight: Akanksha

Akanksha is a young woman from India who has benefited from a Wedu scholarship thanks to your help. This is her story:

“I am Akanksha from Nepal and recently, I have just finished my  Masters in Business Administration from Said Business School, University of Oxford. I have also been awarded the prestigious Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa by Tech Nation to continue working in the United Kingdom.

I aspire to create much greater social and environmental impact with my work within the Tech for Good sector, especially with a focus on EdTech, Gender Lens Investing, and Impact Investments in emerging economies. I see myself as an instrument in creating more meaningful impacts in this world. I was always driven by a sense of giving back to the community; headstrong and standing for what was right. FISA has empowered me to keep achieving my goals and make a positive impact.

I am a Wedu Rising Star and I have been blessed with amazing mentors with whom I still keep in touch. I decided to apply for FISA to seek help to pay for my visa and secure my future, as well as of those whom I will continue to support with my work in the impact sector.”

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect and helping us by donating to the Sujata Baskota Honor Scholarship. Your contribution directly supports women like Akanksha by allowing them to focus on their studies and follow their dreams to create positive social change. Thanks to you we have been able to raise a total of $6,283 in online donations to contribute towards scholarships, an amount that can provide financial support to more Rising Stars this year than ever before. Thank you again so much for your donation and we look forward to sending more exciting Rising Star updates and achievements in coming months.

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

With gratitude,

The Wedu Team

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Mar 30, 2020

Rising Star Highlight: Karma

Karma is a young woman who has benefited from Wedu funding thanks to your help. This is her story:

“I was born in Thimphu, the capital city of a small country called Bhutan. I studied in Bhutan until year 12 which I completed in 2015 living with my parents. Then In 2016, I started a big venture in my life, which was going to Australia with a big aspiration to become a doctor so that someday I can help all the people regardless of where they come from and what their ethnicity is. 

I started off with the diploma in nursing from an institute called Institute of Health and Nursing Australia in Sydney which was for 2 years. Then in February 2019, I continued with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in a university called the University of Technology Sydney from where  I intend to graduate in December 2020.

As a Rising Star, I hope I can learn a lot of new things from the global mentorship program and help the people who are in need with my nursing knowledge, alongside the guidance from my mentor. I believe I can become a doctor one day with the support I have from people around me as well as Wedu.

Wedu’s funding will mainly help me pay off my tuition fees and cover my living expenses throughout the year until I graduate. Without Wedu, I would not be able to pursue my dreams and my career like today.”

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect and helping us by donating to the Sujata Baskota Honor Scholarship. Your contribution directly supports women like Pooja by allowing them to focus on their studies and follow their dreams to create positive social change. Thanks to you we have been able to raise a total of $5,500 in online donations to contribute towards funding for higher education, an amount that can provide financial support to more Rising Stars this year than ever before. Thank you again so much for your donation and we look forward to sending more exciting Rising Star updates and achievements in the coming months.

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

With gratitude,

The Wedu Team

 
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