Jan 6, 2020

Rising Star Highlight: Pooja

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

I am Pooja from Nepal and currently, I have just finished my master's degree at the University of Sussex, UK. In 2018, I graduated from Asian University for Women with Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree in Bangladesh. I was actively involved in media and films. Therefore, I chose to study Media Practice for Development and Social Change as my master's degree in order to understand the media representations of minority groups and how to create positive digital representations of minorities.

During my masters, I have co-produced two short documentaries and currently, I am working on a photography project for my dissertation. In my free time, I like to create unique photographic concepts and make short films. I plan to work in a creative industry where I can tell untold stories of women and other minority groups.

I have been Wedu rising star since 2015 and I have been blessed with amazing mentors with whom I still keep in touch. Wedu mentorship creates a lifelong friendship that I am truly grateful for. I am glad that Wedu provided me with opportunities to be impacted by two brilliant mentors from different parts of the world. 

Wedu's funding has helped me immensely to survive in the UK while I focus on my studies without worrying about financial issues. I have finished my Masters with Merit and I am so glad that Wedu helped to ease my financial burden.”

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 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 the coming months.

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

With gratitude,

The Wedu Team

Oct 8, 2019

Rising Star Highlight: Mahim

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

"I am Mahim and I belong to a small village in Bangladesh. 

It is not easy for a girl in our area to continue her higher studies. As I belong to a large family including my 6 sisters, the situation was more difficult for me. But I always wanted to continue my study and complete my higher education. The path was not easy for me.  But through my passion & hard work I always tried to make this path easier because I heartily believed the quote by Paulo Coelho “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”. This belief helped me to continue my higher education. In 2015, I started my undergraduate degree at Asian University for Women (AUW) on Public Health with a full scholarship. Besides my studies, I am working as a peer tutor at the Science and Math Centre and I have also been working as a teaching assistant at AUW for one year.

It is my passion to work in public services and to do social work. I have worked for several organizations in the past. I have been volunteering at an organization in Bangladesh (Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar) since 2017 for disseminating menstrual hygiene related information to school-going boys & girls. I always like to explore my knowledge and engage myself more with public services. In the future, I would like to work in the epidemiological field. 

I became a Wedu Rising Star around early 2018, and since then I have gotten many opportunities to enhance my leadership skills. I have received leadership training, mentorship and most recent funding for my exchange semester at Yonsei University in South Korea. Without Wedu, I would not have been able to come this far.”

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 Nak 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 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 the coming months.

 

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

With gratitude,

The Wedu Team

Jul 15, 2019

Rising Star Highlight: Nak

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

“My name is Nak and I am from Cambodia. 

Due to love, sympathy and understanding the importance of knowledge, income, and standards of living with dignity, I want and plan to become an expert in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights within the OHCHR. The current goal for now towards human rights is boosting Women’s Right to Education in Cambodia. I believe that through education, those women will be independent and be able to access the right they are entitled to. Through knowledge they obtain, they can dare to express their voices on what they need, and contribute to their communities and societies. I understand that improving Human Right to Education will boost women’s rights directly - economic right mainly and social rights potentially. 

In order to achieve my goals as well as supporting other women in this field, I earned a bachelor degree in Law in an English language program of the Royal University of Law and Economics. Having known that higher education is needed for critical thinking and professionalism, I am pursuing a dual master degree in International and Public Law in a French program within the same university which Wedu’s funding helped me access. 

My next and progressive plan is to write a book on my personal experiences in fighting against conventional thinking or mindset undermining women since I wish to share experiences and knowledge with them, inspire them, encourage them and lift them up. And Wedu Global is a significant part of my achievements and life. I have received leadership training, mentorship and funding for my master's degree in Cambodia. Without support from Wedu, I would not be able to see how far I can be like me 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 Nak 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 $5,400 total 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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