May 9, 2017

Thank You for Helping Us Reach 95%!

“My goal is to tackle the challenges facing the new generation by encouraging and including young community members in participation and decision-making at the national and international levels.”

Saida, pictured here, is a 27-year-old woman who has benefitted from scholarships from Wedu in the past year. Saida, originally from Pakistan, is currently in her first year pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental Science at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and is working towards her goal to increase youth leadership and participation in decision-making processes. She is passionate about social change and sustainability and wants to work to improve her community, a goal that has risen from her professional focus and passion for education.

Saida has been able to pursue her education through Wedu's financial support and through her own proactivity, in fact, just last year she secured admission to a top university in Pakistan to follow her passion for Environmental Science. Among her achievements, Saida has joined the World Wildlife Fund as an intern through the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) and is planning her own sustainability project in her community.

Saida is one of the 362 young women Wedu currently supports. We call these young women Rising Stars and support them through mentorship and scholarships to complete higher education and become changemakers in their communities. Each Rising Star is passionate about creating positive social change in her community and at Wedu, we believe that investing in women's leadership not only empowers women but also has a multiplier effect on improving the development of communities and countries as a whole.

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect and helping us reach 95% of our fundraising goal by donating to the #KeepRising Campaign. Your contribution directly supports women like Saida 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 $9,495 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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Mar 20, 2017

Rising Star Scholarship Highlight: Farishta

Farishta, speaking on a panel at her university
Farishta, speaking on a panel at her university

“It is my dream to become an inspiring woman for my country to encourage young women leaders towards a better future.”

Farishta, pictured here, is a 21-year-old woman who has benefitted from scholarships from Wedu in the past two years. Farishta, originally from Pakistan, is currently in her third year pursuing her bachelor's degree in International Development at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh and is working towards her goal to collaborate with other women to build a global network using technological knowledge and information to offer a platform for support and communication. She is passionate about social change and wants to improve her community and make her country a better place, a goal that has risen from her educational focus and passion for leadership.

Farishta has been able to pursue her education through Wedu's financial support and through her own proactivity, in fact, just last year, she ran her own crowdfunding campaign successfully to raise money to cover additional costs for a study abroad program in Korea. Among her other achievements, Farishta has contributed to a street harassment campaign in Afghanistan, received a special mention at Chittagong University Model United Nations, and is currently learning how to speak Korean.

Farishta is one of the 362 young women Wedu currently supports. We call these young women Rising Stars and support them through mentorship and scholarships to complete higher education and become changemakers in their communities. Each Rising Star is passionate about creating positive social change in her community and at Wedu, we believe that investing in women's leadership not only empowers women, but also has a multiplier effect on improving the development of communities and countries as a whole.

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect by donating to the Sujata Baskota Honor Scholarship project. Your contribution directly supports women like Farishta, 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 $4,874 on and offline 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!

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Feb 21, 2017

Rising Star Scholarship Highlight: Tanzina

Tanzina, pictured here, is a 24-year-old woman who has benefitted from a scholarship from Wedu. Tanzina, originally from Bangladesh, is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and Development Studies at the Asian University for Women and is working towards her goal to improve living conditions in her community by creating safer residential areas and cleaning up the roads. Tanzina is passionate about social change and wants to motivate her community to get more involved in discussing and solving community issues, a passion that has risen from her unique educational focus. She's been able to pursue her passion and education through Wedu's financial support.

Tanzina is one of the 318 young women Wedu currently supports. We call these young women Rising Stars and support them through mentorship and scholarships to complete higher education and become changemakers in their communities. Each Rising Star is passionate about creating positive social change in her community and at Wedu, we believe that investing in women's leadership not only empowers women, but also has a multiplier effect on improving the development of communities and countries as a whole.

We want to send our deepest gratitude to you for supporting this effect by donating to the Investing in Women Leading the Change project. Your contribution directly supports women like Tanzina, 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 $270 to contribute towards scholarships, an amount that can provide partial financial support to a Rising Star this year. Thank you again so much for your donation and we look forward to sending more exciting Rising Star updates and achievements in the new year!

Thank you for helping our Rising Stars keep rising!

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