No, I don’t mean me.
Nyachom Chiek is a student at my law school. She’s also a deeply inspiring person who believes passionately in human rights, who is the first woman from South Sudan to go to law school.
Because of the falling exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollars, and the fact that she is ineligible for U.S. student loans, Nyachom is struggling to pay her tuition. Like many, she’s turned to crowd-funding to help rectify a problem not of her making.
While it’s strange to donate money to further a another woman’s educational aspirations when most of us are still paying for school or student loans ourselves, I want this blog to be a place where women support women in their goals and dreams. If you can help and want to, I encourage you to donate.
I truly believe that Nyachom will be a great crusader for the rights of girls and women, and that she in uncommonly deserving of whatever generosity we can spare.