Maheen Akram, with a nondescript background, was guided by KEI to scale heights to join International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at the world renowned United World Colleges, at its Pune campus after she passed her 10th from Kashmir. Maheen is currently in the final year of her IB programme. She was awarded a scholarship worth INR 2.8 million during the programme to cover her tuition, boarding,
Maheen Akram, with a nondescript background, was guided by KEI to scale heights to join International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at the world renowned United World Colleges, at its Pune campus after she passed her 10th from Kashmir. Maheen is currently in the final year of her IB programme. She was awarded a scholarship worth INR 2.8 million during the programme to cover her tuition, boarding
"I joined the KEI family as a scholar in 2011 when I was a student of 10th standard. To be quite sincere today when I look back, I realize that things would have been different if I had not been a part of KEI. Being associated with KEI helped not only to overcome the financial short commings but helped in my all round development as well. I got oppotunities to attend different workshops and
Ashiq Hussain Kumar is interested in writing English Poetry and Novels. He scored 9th position in 10th class in Kashmir valley. His aim is to become a Doctor. Ashiq Hussain Kumar has struggled a lot in his life due to week financial situation in his family , His main focus is on studies now and wants to fulfill his dream through hard work and dedication. He says he wants to write Novels and
Kamraan Imtiyaz is determined to complete his mother's wish of of becoming a Doctor. He scored 12th position in 10th class in the Kashmir valley in 2015. He likes writing articles and takes keen interest in participating in debates, quiz competition and seminars. Kamraan likes to play cricket. Kamraan became an orphan when his father Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganaie died on 11 April 2004 in a road accident
Written 2014: This is Gurpreet's story. Gurpreet Singh Bali is a class 10 student from Avantipur. He wants to become a doctor, and according to his mother no one in their family has studied to become a doctor before. He likes science and seeks the scientific explanation of everything around him. Watch the video below to hear Gurpreet's story from him and his family.
Written 2014: This is the story of Uzma and her family from Navpora. Her ambition is to become a successful lawyer and give a voice to the voiceless. . Uzma works hard at home and at work. She lives with four siblings, her parents, and her grandmother. Watch the video below to hear her story in her own words.
Written 2013: Bisma Akram, a brilliant 9th grade student, is a shining star among her peers and a testament to how KEI can make a real difference in the life of a student. She is one of three children of a family in Srinagar. She does not let financial or other difficulty deter her aspirations to become an oncologist. She and her elder sister have received mentorship and financial support from
Written 2013: 14 year old Shakir Hassan Mir of Poshkreeri Anantnag has received one-on-one mentoring and individual attention as a KEI scholar which he believes is making a significant difference in his life. KEI identified Shakir as a bright and promising young student. Timely intervention made it possible for him to attend a better school. Barely literate, Shakir’s father has pinned all his
Written 2013: Medical School aspirant and KEI 2012 Excellence award winner Ruby Gulzar is an inspiration for all KEI scholars. The daughter of a shopkeeper, Ruby is a straight-A student with the potential to excel and KEI is glad to be part of her journey. “My parents as well as KEI have put trust in me and I won’t let them down”, she says. The financial help as well as counseling sessions