India's border is also among the last 10 participants of the Global Student Award, Jharkhand resident student studying at Harvard University
A brilliant student from India has made it to the last 10 participants of the Global Student Awards 2021. Under this award, one lakh dollars (about 75 lakh rupees) will be given to a promising student who has made a real impact in the field of society and education. The winner will be announced on 10 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Seema Kumari, 18, a resident of Jharkhand, has been selected from among 3,500 participants from 94 countries.
Opposing the village's child marriage practice, Seema focused on her studies with the help of a women's self-help group called Yuva. Seema said, “Very happy to be among the last 10 contestants of this award from Chegg.org. Hopefully I will be able to get more help for the youth, so that more girls like me can be financially empowered by breaking free from the practice of child marriage.
Seema initially started playing in the football team run by the youth organization. When the institution established a school for girls in the year 2015, Seema started earning money by giving football coaching to girls. He found it difficult to read English, as no one in his village understood the language. Despite social pressure, he did not leave the field.
All six of his cousins later joined the youth football team, and five also attended the institution's school. Seema also organizes workshops for the development of life skills and self-confidence in girls. In the year 2019, she was selected among a total of 40 girl students in the country under the Kennedy-Lugger Youth Exchange and Study Program and completed one year of studies in the US with an A grade. This year Seema started her studies at Harvard University after getting a full scholarship.
Chegg.org head Leela Thomas said Seema and the other participants represent enthusiastic and hard-working students from around the world. Varkey Foundation has launched the Global Student Award this year. The foundation also offers a $1 million Global Teacher Award.