Daniya is a history honors student who is passionate about improving the community. She was told to get married instead of pursuing her education and dream of being an IAS officer.
Daniya has a large family but her father, a grocery store worker, is the only source of consistent income. She teaches younger children to earn an additional income to support herself.
In her free time, she enjoys kathak and poetry. Daniya is determined to “not live under male dominance” and “smash the patriarchy”.
Ritika is a BSc. Maths student at JDMC. Ritika loves to learn and is hoping to improve her communication skills.
She has participated in many activities including debate, drawing, march past and NSS (the National Service Scheme involving community service).
“All these activities help in raising my confidence.” – Ritika
Her father is a driver and her family has been very supportive.
Sania is a third year student at Janki Devi Memorial College studying BA. Political Science (Honours). She has always been a hardworking individual and was one of her school toppers, scoring 91.25% in her board exams. “I want to be an IAS officer to help the nation.” said Sania.She is determined to clear the UPSC exam and make a difference. Her father is unemployed, which places a huge financial burden on the family. Sania hopes to be financially independent to be able to fund her sister’s education and help her parents. Having attended a Hindi medium school, she has been tirelessly working towards improving her English–and has made huge progress. In her free time, she likes to read and watch the news to keep up with current events.
A huge thank you to her mentor Preeti Jeyanth for supporting her!”Sania is bright and has gotten a very impressive score in college. She and her family are grateful for this support, without which she would have had to discontinue her studies.” – Preeti
Ojasvi is a third year sociology student who is passionate about making a difference in the world. She is actively involved with college extracurricular activities such as the environment club and DU connect marketing. Ojasvi is also the student union vice president! She has completed an internship at Umeed, an NGO, and hopes to work in the social sector after graduating. Ojasvi was raised by a single mother and wants to work for women’s rights. She helped coordinate IGCA’s women’s day and was recently selected as a panelist for a youth activism forum by Cequin India.
Sakshi is pursuing JDMC’s BA Program, focusing in English and Philosophy. She is extremely proactive and has participated in many writing and quiz competitions. Sakshi either plans to further explore philosophy by doing research in the subject or become a civil servant.
Priyanka is pursuing a BSc. Maths Hons degree and has an exceptional GPA of 9.7! She also teachers 11th and 12th grade students math to support herself and also to prepare for a job as a teacher.
Her father was a carpenter but is no longer employed, which is putting a huge financial strain on her family. Priyanka is the oldest of her siblings and dreams of getting a stable job to support herself and her family.
Monica is pursuing a degree in B.Com and plans to go into marketing in the future. She is an avid reader and the last book she read was Rich Man Poor Man.
“I have experience in content writing through my internships and really enjoyed it.” Monica shared.
Her father works in manufacturing automobile parts, but her family has been struggling financially because of the pandemic.
Manisha is studying political science honors and dreams of being a teacher. Her father is a bus driver and her family has not been extremely supportive of her education. She tutors children to get an income of her own.
“I am loyal and responsible,” said Manisha. She also wants to work on her communication skills and English fluency.
Ranjani is pursuing a BA Hindi. She hopes to become a professor. Her father is a farmer. She has completed a basic computer course and has studies Sanskrit as well. In her free time, she tries to learn English and History using her phone.
Anjali is studying philosophy as she believes that it is a unique and important subject. She also plans to use the knowledge she gains to clear the UPSC exam and follow her dream of becoming an IAS officer. Her father is a daily wage labourer. Apart from academics, Anjali is also in NCC and is doing a certificate course in Yoga. She also loves gardening and learning languages.