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Please share ideas for providing education opportunities for more first generation students

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    Suchith Anand
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    Dear colleagues
    I would like to request your help in sharing ideas for widening STEM education opportunities for more first generation students worldwide. Quality education is still not accessible to students from economically poor families.
    GeoForAll is committed to making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. This will help enable widening STEM education opportunities for all. You can find details at http://www.geoforall.org
    May I request that if you are organising any Training programs, Summer Schools, academic conferences , workshops etc please consider providing a few free places for first generation students and for students from economically poor families. This will help make universities more accessible, inclusive, and diversified.
    Most first-generation learners suffer from asymmetries of information related to higher education and opportunities. It is important to create awareness among underprivileged youth about quality higher education opportunities. So I kindly request you to please share any information on scholarships, free training programs, Summer Schools, academic conferences , workshops etc in GeoForAll maillist at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geoforall
    Please join GeoForAll maillist and share your ideas. GeoForAll will share these opportunities through our website, newsletters and through our amazing network of volunteers. This will help us to reach out to many initiatives working for widening education opportunities for more first-generation students from around the world.
    I look forward to work with you to make education opportunities inclusive to students from all economic backgrounds.
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    From: Suchith Anand 
    Sent: 24 August 2022 08:23
    Subject: Please share ideas for providing geospatial education opportunities for more first generation students 
     Dear colleagues
    GeoForAll’s aim is to keep the doors of education opportunities open for all. Access to quality education and opportunities is key for getting rid of extreme poverty and enable broadly shared prosperity for all. 
    More details at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/geospatial-ig/post/please-share-open-p…
    GeoForAll supports initiatives and colleagues working to provide more opportunities for first generation students from around the world. I would like to request colleagues to share ideas for providing geospatial education opportunities for more first-generation students from around the world. 
    I would like to introduce you all to Raju Kendre, Founder at Eklavya – an initiative promoting higher education and enabling grassroots leadership of first-generation learners in India.
    A first-generation learner from a nomadic tribal farming community, Raju is a graduate fromTata Institute of Social Sciences. Recently, he also won the Chevening Scholarship that provides a fully-funded education in the UK, apart from unique leadership opportunities. As a professional social worker, Raju has been engaged with tribal and rural community development for the last nine years. 
    https://www.cede.co.in/inspiration/raju-kendre 
    Ekalvya is a Movement building education and career of underprivileged youth. Details athttps://eklavyaindia.org 
    Dear colleagues, As GeoForAll community is spread in universities around the world, I would like to request colleagues to please share information on any scholarships, free training programs etc in the universities by sharing the information in GeoForAll maillist athttps://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geoforall . 
    Raju will then share relevant opportunities with his team. Thank you in advance for your help.
    I am requesting all colleagues to help make education opportunities inclusive to students from all economic backgrounds. 
    Education + Empowerment = GeoForAll
    Please share our resources with all https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-re…
     
    I thank all colleagues for their selfless efforts over many years which has helped us to make this possible.
    I look forward to working and building collaborations with all interested in this education mission. Let us all work together to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | Board member | Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data Science and Data Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate
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