#Keeprising!

Introducing our new series dedicated to Wedu Rising Stars’ achievements!

Veasna Meas and Chanty Bit, two of our Rising Stars from Cambodia, received full scholarships to attend AUW – Asian University for Women
, one of our most important Talent Spotters. We are also proud to announce that Jyoti Pokharel, our Rising Star from Nepal, just graduated from AUW.

AUW university started in 2008 with 129 students from six countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. More than a decade later, it has seen more than 100 graduates pass through its doors poised to make a difference in their developing societies. Congratulations Chanty, Veasna and Jyoti for this achievement!

Another Rising Star from Cambodia, Chhovry Sun, received admittance and scholarship to Brandeis University – The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Fall 2015 program. This will allow her to complete the MS in International Health Policy and Management
! Good job Chhovry Sun!

Congratulations to our Rising Stars Anowara Begum, Jesmin Nahar, The Saint, Kencho Zam, Sreymom Oy and Phann Y Soun, as well as our mentor Medha Sharma, who applied and received a scholarship from Women Deliver to attend their Copenhaghen Conference in May 2016!

Women Deliver’s 2016 conference is the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of the conference will be on how to implement SDGs as they relate to girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and the inter-connections with gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.

Our very first Rising Star, Ly Chhay, has been accepted into a summer program in Hong Kong at the Asia Institute for Political Economy, funded by The Fund of American Studies. She looked for financial assistance to attend the program in Hong Kong through a crowdfunded campaign and was able to successfully achieve her goal! The Asia Institute for Political Economy is an educational program where Ly Chhay will be learning about Political Economy specifically as well as expanding her network of contacts by meeting with guest lecturers, prominent academics, diplomats, government officials and business leaders.

I believe that attending this program will equip me with skills of analyzing and debating about political economy.” Ly Chhay is the first person in her village who ever received higher education and studied abroad.

Rising Star Sunita already gave us a lot of satisfactions by holding workshops in Nepal that she organised and coordinated as well as by contributing to the relief effort during the recent earthquakes that hit her country. Now we are even more proud of her: she was accepted at the World Affairs Seminar Program of Carroll University, Wisconsin, USA, with full scholarship. The World Affairs Seminar program is based on “Peace through Understanding”, their vision is to build global leaders and citizens through an international seminar with an innovative, rigorous academic program.


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