No Drop Outs

Pink Hyacinth
Posted November 17, 2020

As the Head of a Women's College,  I was shocked to see my students not planning to continue their studies and preferring to drop out  of their undergraduate and post graduate programme for this year. Most of the students were unable to pay their fees because their  parents had lost jobs or their small businesses had collapsed due to thenCOVID 19 pandemic.

 

Personally it affected me a lot. I called almost 200 parents to find out the situation. Most of them responded that they would  allow their daughters to continue their studies if someone pays the first installment of their fees.

With the help of the administrative staff, I prepared a fee waivershop form asking for their contact number, parents contact numbers, parents' employers contact numbers and the other details.

 

The forms were sent to students by WhatsApp messages - those students who had not paid their fees and were silent about it. 

 

We prepared a mega excel sheet wherein we put all this information on one page.

 

We worked on the total amount of liability.

 

Thereafter, I started contacting philanthropists, donors, ngos and shared the list of names, phone numbers, parents details, parents' employer details with the prospective donors. 

 

We could save more than 200 students from dropping out. Currently they are attending their online classes. 

This story was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Hello Pink Hyacinth,

Congrats on sharing your first post. I'm so glad that you're helping to ensure these students are able to continue their education. Please keep us posted on your progress. I hope you get the funding you need.

Pink Hyacinth
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Thanks Jill

Jill Langhus
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020

You're welcome!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Hello, Pink Hyacinth,

I'm happy that you finally are able to write your first story. Congratulations!

The effect of COVID-19 is unimaginable, and the education of the next generation is greatly affected. 200 students is a large number. Thank you for providing solutions to this. I hope, too, you will get the needed funds during these challenging times.

Stay strong, dear sister!

Pink Hyacinth
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Thanks

Pink Hyacinth
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Nini Mappo
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020

Hello Pink Hyacinth,
Well done for caring so deeply, and accomplishing that. It is no small feat!

Pink Hyacinth
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Andrace
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Hi Pink,
Thank you so much for all you do. Wow! Together, we can. Nothing is too small. We just need to act. I feel pained that women and girls are dropping out due to the pandemic too. The effect has been unprecedented. That's why we all warmly welcome you to World Pulse, your new family.....Yaaaaayyyyyyy! This is the place to be.

Congratulations on your first post too. We'd love to know more about you.

'Great that you are raising your voice. Keep writing and shining, Sis.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Anum Shakeel
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020

Dear Sister, Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are motivation and source of inspiration to many of us. Keep it up! Love from Pakistan