By: Vivian Lee, Wedu
Wedu was a winner of the Women Deliver Social Enterprise Challenge held at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2013.
One year after the Women Deliver 2013 conference, Wedu has grown from 15 to 50 Rising Stars thanks to the momentum of a growing network of inspiring young leaders, mentors and community partners. Originally from Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal, talented and passionate young women are now coming to Wedu from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, North Korea and Sri Lanka for mentoring and financial support for higher education.
Wedu has been able to expand its reach to new countries through the support of local Talent Spotters who help identify high-potential young women in these rural communities.
Through Women Deliver’s Social Enterprise Challenge last year, Wedu has been able to establish a productive relationship with TrustLaw, who provides us with critical legal support, as well as initiate a groundbreaking relationship with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), where we are going to commit to take Wedu to the next level in scale, breadth and quality of services. Read more...