Here you can find the stories of each and every student who has received Internet acess/laptops or is still in the queue. The students were connected through joint fundraising efforts of our platform and our local partners.
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Joan's childhood was filled with hardship and pain. However, Joan was able to enroll in the Film and Photography course at Elevate, a program that supports young people from slums across Africa. We are thrilled to know that the lack of access to a laptop is no longer an obstacle on Joan's path to becoming a TV presenter.
Purity is an avid coder with a passion for chess. She wants to become a full-stack developer, so she's actively pursuing training courses on every platform available, including LakeHub. An efficient laptop will help her run programs more smoothly and catch up on task delivery, as well as self-improvement.
As someone who grew up in a loving family radiating with joy and kindness, Tracy understands the impact a good support system can have on a person's life. With the new laptop, she plans on continuing to give back to her community by conducting free programming classes and website development training for women.
Ali had to leave Afghanistan when he was one, and he has lived as a refugee in Pakistan and Indonesia ever since. Despite difficulties, he enrolled in a university program for computer science and is planning to continue working towards improving the situation of people with similar struggles to him after he has received the laptop and internet connection that he needs.
For Gladys, a motivated cloud engineer, having access to the Internet and the computer is a life-changing opportunity. She says it would enable her to stay up to date with the latest technologies and best practices in the field. We’re more than happy to support her on that journey!
Md currently lives in the LEEDO peace home with his huge family of 75. He's a hardworking student with a passion for cricket, loves writing, and although he's studying English right now, he is planning to someday become a pilot and travel the world.
Sherifa Nketsiaba first became interested in IT when she completed Senior High school. She overcame many challenges and acquired exceptional skills from her studies and work experiences. She told us that there’s so much more she can accomplish with the new laptop: “I plan on using the laptop given to me to the very maximum and to enhance my skills and potential.”
Goodness wants to develop apps that will serve and transform the fashion industry!
She thinks that access to the internet provides an opportunity to grow, "as we can't thrive in isolation in a world that is already connected". To her, being a part of the digital world means being a part of a revolution!
George recently finished a training course in graphic design. For him, having a computer means having the means to practice and develop in the field which has quickly become his passion. He wants to leverage the opportunities that the Internet offers. In fact, he’s planning to do quality research and connect to the digital market!
Aishat’s dream is to become a computer scientist/software engineer for AI. Currently, she’s studying Python and graphic design and she plans to continue her studies by enrolling at the university. She believes that having Internet access will help her develop both her career and personal life!
With the help and support of her community at LEEDO Peace Home, Farjana is studying engineering at college and improving her Python skills in her free time. Since she has a laptop now, she can continue practicing at home and maybe share it with her 75 brothers and sisters.
Eka's firmly decided to continue her studies in the psychology field! She particularly likes German and Georgian at school. In her leisure time, Eka enjoys playing music. She thinks that the Internet will be a great asset in deepening her knowledge.
Nika hasn't chosen his future profession yet. However, he has already decided that he would like to enroll at Akaki Tsereteli State University. As Nika told us, he enjoys almost every subject in school, but physics is an exception because he barely understands it. Nika thinks the Internet will be a great assist for him to advance his studies.
Sophiko needs the Internet to search for information and to engage in social networks. As she tells us, she loves all school subjects equally. In her free time, she enjoys reading books. Sopiko is undecided about her future profession and the university she wants to enroll at.
George hasn't decided yet which occupation he will choose in the future. His favorite subject at school is Georgian. In his spare time, he likes watching movies. As for the Internet, he is going to use it to deepen his knowledge.
Asmika has already found the main function for her new laptop, she uses it for online learning! As she reported, it has become a source of motivation for her to take part in various competitions. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, watching movies and advancing her skills in making jewelry. She says Russian is the best subject at school. Asmik hasn't chosen neither university nor profession yet. She believes the Internet will be a great asset for her to absorb new information faster and more efficiently.
Anas's favorite subject at school is math but she dislikes physics. she wants to be a translator but because of her financial situation, she can't continue her studies at a university. On the bright side, she has the Internet and a computer which will help her gain lots of new information! She'll use her new resources for education and watching movies.
Vano is a real bookworm! At school, he likes every subject equally and he wants to continue studying at a university but hasn't decided on his profession yet. He'll use the internet and a computer to participate in online lessons.
Temo loves every subject in school equally! Football is his passion since childhood. He hasn't decided on his future profession yet. He'll use the internet for gaining new information!
With the help of the internet, Nini fully gets involved in lessons! In the future, she's planning to continue her studies at a vocational school but she still hasn't decided on what field she'll choose. As she says, reading during her free time is her relief-"I forget everything and relax"- says Nini.
Mariam is learning a new language with the use of the internet! In school, she loves every subject equally but she has a special love for English. She wants to pursue her education at a university and because she's interested in tourism, she'll choose a path connected to it. "I use the internet for looking up information, news, social media and movies"- says Mariam.
19, 20 y.o.
Mariam has a passion for photography! During her free time, she likes to find new places and take pictures of them. She thinks that her future profession will be connected to this. As she tells us, she'll use the computer and the internet for learning useful things which will come in handy in the future. Mariam's favorite subject in school is math. As for Nargis, she decided to become a teacher! She plans to continue her studies at Telavi Iakob Gogebashvili University. She especially likes the Georgian language and history. However, unlike her sister, she is not a fan of mathematics. Nargis will use the Internet and computer for learning and development.
Irma's favorite school subject is history. She hasn't decided on her future occupation yet, however, she says she'll use the internet for preparing better presentations. In her free time, she likes doing housework.
17, 17 y.o.
Avtandil's favorite school subjects are history and geography. He says he'll mainly use the Internet for homework. In his free time, he likes watching films. As for Tinatin, her favorite subjects are English and Russian, and she enjoys listening to music in her free time.