Send a Gazan changemaker to StartingBloc: support Asmaa!
Organized by: Asmaa AbuMezied
Scholarship and Goal Achieved
June 19, 2016
"It is the small changes we do in our own community that shape the world"
I was brought up in Gaza where opportunities and sense of agency are rare and frustration is the main feeling. My father made me feel powerful, he always taught me to study and pursue my dreams. It’s thanks to his confidence in me that I became a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and currently an Atlas Corps Fellow part of the White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative placed in the U.S. for a year.
My biggest dream is to uplift girls from from Gaza’s villages and camps. Being locked in Gaza under 10 years of siege made me have the continuous urge to live and continue learning and developing my experience as long as I am alive. To me, learning is my freedom breath and the only thing that makes me feel alive.
With your help, you will send me to StartingBloc as a Startingbloc Social Innovation fellow. The Institute is a five-day transformative experience during which young leaders learn to increase their impact, exponentially, learn principles of transformative action, own their vision and connect with leaders from around the world.
Your help would support me gain skills and network that I will harness to run the initiative I launched last year in Gaza. The initiative “Gaza SEES through Entrepreneurship” aiming to create safe spaces for high school students, especially girls, affected by war and conflict to be active socially and economically through entrepreneurial thinking.
To do that, I need your help. I just need to raise $1,800 to cover the costs. Since the program is social impact leaders, they are not able to offer me a scholarship (all of their participants have a compelling case!). Please consider donating to my crowdfunding campaign and/or sharing it with your friends.
Anything you give will help – please give at least $10
* Fellowship tuition and other related cost………………….. $ 1,310
*Travel cost to and inside New York city…………………….. $ 150
*Cost of accommodation…………………………………………...$ 340
*Total cost $ 1,800
Thank you so much for your support!