iFolio Post: LO7 – Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions

When visiting AUW, I did not only have to be aware of Bangladesh's cultural values but of multiple Asian cultures. The AUW students have multiple public holidays every month to be inclusive of every student's culture. Therefore, when I, a British-Chinese student that had grown up in Asia and was not faced with cultural difficulties, showed up at a hub of cultures, I had to be very cautious. When talking to the girls I made sure not to ask questions about their past that would hurt them or would cause them to be uncomfortable. I…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO6 – Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

My CAS project directly impacts women on a global scale. Although the Asian University for Women is based in Bangladesh, it attracts women from all around the world. Women at AUW after graduating tend to return to the small rural communities they got in to help develop these communities and bring them further away from poverty. An AUW student was doing an internship in Hong Kong and we were her host for her homestay. She was in her last year of Politics and when graduating, she said that she plans on returning to…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO5 – Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Even though this project was quite an individual one, I would not be able to achieve my goals without the help of my mother. Not only did she inspire to fundraise for AUW in the first place, but she also helped me stick to my goals. I would not have been able to visit AUW and become truly involved without her support. Furthermore, when I spoke to the Upper School Council about why the DDD funds should be donated to AUW, I began to release the importance of the cause. When I heard…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO4 – Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

Although I will be going to university next year, I hope to continue fundraising for AUW. Firstly, I plan to approach a CDNIS student in younger years and share the inspiring story of the university to see whether they would like to send in a proposal for the DDD funds. If I am successful, the money will be able to reach the goal of $80,000 HKD for a scholarship at AUW. Secondly, I will continue doing small things such as selling clothes to fundraise for the university. I also hope that I can someday sell paintings,…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO3 – Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

I found out about the Asian University of Women through my family. My mother recently became a board member of the Hong Kong team for AUW and suggested I attend a lecture discussing the importance of women's education. At the lecture, I heard multiple students attending AUW talk about their experience, and I was inspired to raise money in order to fund a scholarship for a student to attend AUW. From then on I began researching into different ways to fundraise, luckily enough our school decided to begin the DDD funding schemes. Any…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO2 – Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills

Living in Hong Kong all my life, I was never faced with the educational challenges that millions around the world face. When arriving at the Asian University for Women, what I first noticed was the security. There were security guards in front of a gate that was the only entrance to the university. This made me realise the challenges that these women go through to go to attend university. In Bangladesh, there are still substantial cultural stereotypes of women living a house-bound life, thus, when the first university dedicated to women opened, there…continue reading →

iFolio Post: LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

Visiting the Asian University of Women made me realise my lack of awareness of social problems. Although I knew gender equality and lack of education was an issue, I did not realise the severe effects nor did I ever have to deal with the problem face to face. When I arrived I was automatically able to see the poverty and the difficulties of living in a developing country. I believe my strengths are commitment and loyalty, however, my weakness was applying these strengths and being proactive. With this fundraising opportunity, I was able to apply my strengths…continue reading →

CAS Project

Investigation I have always been looking at taking my CAS experiences one step further. Therefore, I am planning to raise a large amount of money for the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. I have taken interest in AUW as I am very interested in promoting education for women and allowing young girls who are extremely intelligent to get the opportunity for an amazing education. A further connection I have is that my mum is on the Hong Kong board of member for the university. Her interest in AUW inspired me to…continue reading →

The global issue I will engage with is…

Investigation I have always been looking at taking my CAS experie ences one step further. Therefore, I am planning to raise a large amount of money for the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. I have taken interest in AUW as I am very interested in promoting education for women and allowing young girls who are extremely intelligent to get the opportunity for an amazing education. A further connection I have is that my mum is on the Hong Kong board of member for the university. Her interest in AUW inspired me…continue reading →

Reflection

An experience that has changed me is RESPECT, the refugee tutoring, and the further impact and reflection that I have made is the football coaching. As stated before I attend refugee tutoring sessions on several Saturdays to teach refugees common topics in English. Working with kids can be difficult but it made me more interested in getting involved with teaching and coaching. Thus, when I found out about the opportunity to coach younger girls football, I was intrigued. Getting involved with the wider community began my involvement with our school. I hope to…continue reading →