By: Tasaduq Hussain
Srinagar: After getting an offer from world’s one of the prestigious University of Edinburgh for an MSC in advanced technology for financial computing, the Uttar Pardesh born Kashmiri bride is facing immense challenges to fulfill her dreams as she has no money to pay tuition fee.
Darakshan an Uttar Pardesh born girl married to a Pampore based Kashmiri, got an offer from the University of Edinburgh for advanced technology in financial computing.
The University of Edinburgh is counted among the top 20 prestigious universities across the globe with an acceptance rate of 8.3 per cent. Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the emotional Darakshan said: “I want to break stereotypes and inspire women to continue pursuing their dreams.”
She said that on her return from the university she wanted to build a technical training institute for women and provide them an equal opportunity. “If given an opportunity, women can excel in any field they want,” she said.
Darakshan said that despite securing a partial scholarship and a partial loan, she is facing challenges in paying her tuition fee. Darakshan is a former student of Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) and the mother of a child.
“If you can contribute at all, here’s how you can donate towards my education – https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-darakshan-ali,” Darakshan urged people of the valley and elsewhere, to contributes towards her education fee.
She has urged people to come forward to help her to secure the lifetime dream by going to the University of Edinburgh which will help her to broaden the horizon and meet people from different sections and communities.
She maintained: “I want to inspire all the women in our society to never give up on their dreams, no matter what.”—(KNO)