As we wrap up the 2023 year, our HiEd Scholarship program has seen a huge transformation in the last 12 months. We have connected with new donors, brought new programs to assist our Scholar's on their self-development journeys and we have overall expanded our cohort with 16 new Scholars onboarded just last month.
We will be sharing more about our new cohorts in the coming months so stay tuned!
Today we want to share a special announcement that yet another one of our Scholars from our very first batch has recently graduated!
Iqra, just graduated with a BSc in Psychology from a University in Malaysia. Iqra has been very curious about this field and hopes to explore opportunities in the future within Clinical Psychology. She completed her Final Year research project on "The impact of social media on the self esterm of young women" for which she received a A grade. Iqra has worked very hard through out her studies, maintaining a full time job while completing her studies and fulfilling her responsibilities as a HiEd Scholar.
We admire the resilience and perserverance of young women like Iqra. We are excited to see what the future holds for her and how many young women she will inspire.
It has been 6 months since our second batch have begun their journey as a Fugee HiEd Scholar! Our Scholars have been busy with their various engagements and studies. In the last few months we have gotten to know our scholars on a personal level and we would like to share a few of their stories with you!
During the pandemic, one of our Scholars quickly rose to fame for his musical talents. Hau Pi, 21, who prefers the name Oscar, gained popularity for his musical abilities, garnering 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and receiving a Silver Play Button. Oscar plays in his church band and frequently performs at various events. He hopes his lifelong passion for music and directing will one day allow him to support his family so they no longer have to struggle.
Sarah, 24, completed her secondary education at Fugee School and has since dedicated herself to giving back. Using her creative design and communication skills, Sarah volunteers with various refugee-led groups, raising awareness through social media. She was also a teaching assistant at Fugee School, where she recalls developing her creativity by working with children.
As Samaa, 20, pursues her online degree in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences, she is determined to find ways to increase her exposure and collaborative learning opportunities. In January 2023, Samaa attended the 5th Global Malaysian Astronomers Convention at the National Science Centre in Kuala Lumpur. There, Samaa gained insights into the current local and international research.
Just a few stories from our driven and passionate Scholars! We hope to bring you more stories on our scholars in our following reports. We thank you for your contribution and we hope you share Fugee's project with your friends and family.
The Fugee HiEd Scholarship Program started up in 2021. In January 2022 we awarded our first 5 scholars to deserving and smart refugee students living in Malaysia. We launched our program on GlobalGiving to raise funds to support more scholars in 2023.
We are proud to say that in January 2023 we have awarded an additional 14 scholarships to raise the number of scholars to 18 and 1 student that has already graduated (we highlighted her story in our last report!)
Over the last 18 months this is what we have done:
Give out 19 full Scholarships
Introduce and implement Mentorship Program exclusive for scholars with our Official Parnter, FutureLab
Successfully partake in GlobalGiving Campaigns to raise funds and awareness
Raise enough funds through GG and Donors to now support a Scholar's full tuition fees
Working with 19 scholars has been nothing short of inspiring. Here are a few fun facts about our Scholars!
One of them is a Muay Thai Champion, after winning a national compeition in Malaysia
We have a Musician that has been awarded a Silver Play Button on YouTube, and also has 100K+ followers
Another one of them has Co-Founded a refugee youth group by the name of Project Stand Up
We have a Scholar studying Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at Arizona State University
A master chess player with dreams to become a Grandmaster
Over the next few months we will be sharing more stories of our Scholars. They are full of talents and dreams, and we invite you to join us on this journey as our scholars make their to they graduation.
Memoona our scholar, with her interviewer, Nasha
Our first sibling scholars! Samaa & Zalaan
Our Scholarship Manger with scholars Kim and Oscar
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