Women all over the world including Indonesia picked-up the International Women’s Day (IWD) vibes, using their voices to speak out on a variety of issues, especially gender rights and equality.
To say that Titian scholarship recipients who are girls are aware of those struggles would be an understatement. Their circumstances epitomize these challenges and they strive to overcome them daily.
Three of our girl alumni spoke about their struggles as women from a remote village in front of Willis Towers Watson female employees. Most girls in their village are already happy with the little money they can earn after graduating high school. So, they have to make their voices heard if they want to pursue higher education. While most villagers are ignorant of well-educated girls, some indeed took the parents of these girls as role-models. Their families are then perceived more positively and will look up to our alumni parents as they are deemed successful in educating their children.
Our partner for the Scholarship Progamme in Tangsel, Soroptimist International of Jakarta (SIJ), also celebrated IWD with our scholarship recipients at CLC Tangsel. The scholarship recipients celebrated it by performing storytelling and speaking in English only on that day.