Investing in Women Leading the Change

by Wedu Limited Vetted since 2016

Summary

Unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia by providing mentorship and scholarships to complete higher education and become change-makers in their communities. We currently serve over 300 Rising Stars and as we scale up to reach our goal of supporting 1,000 by 2018, we are fundraising to provide more scholarship funding and leadership development than ever before.

$450
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Women in many Asian countries face enormous barriers to higher education, often because of inadequate financial support. Study shows that when educational opportunity and resources are scarce, women are less likely to get them. Approximately 74 women are enrolled in tertiary education for every 100 men in East and South Asia (UNESCO Institute for Statistics). We want to change this statistic by raising scholarship funds for high-achieving women with leadership potential.

Solution

Wedu works with local partners based in communities across Asia who help us identify young women with strong leadership potential, with a preference for women from underserved communities. Upon acceptance to the program, young women ('Rising Stars') receive lifelong mentoring from a committed mentor and are eligible for educational financing to complete their university education in Asia.

Long-Term Impact

As our Rising Stars graduate and become leaders within their communities, they are encouraged to give back by becoming mentors to the next generation of Rising Stars and continuing the cycle of mentorship and leadership. At Wedu, we believe that investment 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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.weduglobal.org

Organization Information

Wedu Limited

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.weduglobal.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Wedu_Global
Project Leader:
Alyssa Patterson
Ratchathewi, Bangkok Thailand

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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