Anjali

Anjali is studying mathematics and has an avid interest in computers too. She is very close to her family and her father works in a shop. She has worked to learn Python on her own and is thinking of pursuing a career in the tech field. Anjali enjoys reading in her free time and hopes to build her confidence through the GLOW mentoring sessions.

Zakia

Zakia is a second year history honors student who has a passion for social justice. She is extremely proactive and is involved in a multiplicity of activities. She knows JAVA and Python and used these skills to create a website to connect workers such as carpenters to employers.  

Zakia has even been involved in research at college and worked on a project studying the history of architecture and related technology. She has five siblings and her father works in bag manufacturing. 

“I love finding new opportunities and figuring out how to help others,”  she told us during her interview. 

Sarita

Sarita is pursuing her degree in Sanskrit and plans to be a school teacher. She was raised by a single mom who works as domestic help in a house who managed to scrape together to save enough for Sarita to begin college. After the pandemic hit, there were no options to gain additional income and so Sarita needs more support. 

Sarita is motivated and is diligently preparing for her B.Ed entrance exams. She uses her mother’s phone to follow her online classes and is determined to get a good job so she can be the one supporting her mother.

Garima

Garima is a History honors student who dreams of becoming a teacher. Her father is a daily wage laborer and her mother is a housewife. Garima is keen to complete her studies and be able to support herself and her family.

Anushka

Anushka is in the second year of her History program. She is positive, fluent in English, and hopes to join the IAS. Her father works at a DMS booth and he supports her in this dream. On campus she has managed the Union Team’s social media. Anushka is self-aware and enthusiastic. She has overcome health issues and numerous other challenges to get where she is today.

Daniya

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

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

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

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

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.