So, remember that time we all banded together last year to help Shining Hope for Communities win $50,000 from Dell’s Social Innovation competition? Well, it should be no surprise that this year’s competition has an incredible proposal from Wesleyan students again. And they need your help bringing out the vote. So, put your account from last year to good use and help out Ali Chaudhry ’12, Kenny Feder’12, and Kumail Akbar ’12 who have all been working tirelessly on this inspiring project.
Possibilities Pakistan (www.possibilitiespakistan.org) is a non-profit organization, the first of its kind, that extends free college counseling to all Pakistani students who aspire to attend international universities. Their goal is to guide Pakistani students through the complicated application process so that they may ultimately find and be accepted to suitable top-notch foreign universities.
So, head over to this link, in case you missed it the first time; register an account; and vote for Possibilities Pakistan! Let’s help bring the Dell prize back to a worthwhile Wesleyan project again. This is an opportunity for you to support a project that was initiated by Wesleyan students, and that has impacted hundreds of lives already. More info on Possibilities Pakistan from Ali Chaudhry ’12 after the jump.
“Our project includes a free online guidance service and a one-hundred-and-fifty page e-magazine that lays bare the details of applying to college. The guidance service is run by a network of over 200 Pakistani and American students currently studying at renowned universities all over the world. When current Pakistani high school students have questions about applying to college, they simply e-mail our organization, and their queries are forwarded to appropriate members of our team who have faced similar problems before. Our magazine is a detailed walk-through of the college application process, with articles explaining the details of everything you need to know about getting into a foreign university. To date we have guided over 200 students and over 2500 students have viewed our magazine.”