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WALKABOUT FOUNDATION

Vicky Lee is a committee member of the Walkabout Foundation, a non-profit organization that is funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donates wheelchairs to people in need around the world.

Website: https://uk.walkaboutfoundation.org

 

 

PROFESSORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Professors Without Borders aims to make learning, professional development and higher education available to students of all kinds, regardless of their background. By recruiting the lecturers from the most prestigious universities from around the world and adhering to an innovative teaching philosophy, students are given the power to learn and maximise their own potential. The organisation offers the opportunity for students to develop valuable skills to better their futures through their summer school programs. 

 

Professors Without Borders has been hosted by Universities in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Thailand to inspire students to utilise their skills and branch out of their subject specialisations. The organisation is currently expanding into new countries including Liberia, Gambia and India. In August of 2018, they will be partnering with both African Rural University in Uganda and Karamat University in India for educational programs. Currently Vicky Lee is serving Professors Without Borders as U.K. Advocate

http://www.prowibo.com/

 

 


EDUCATION IS ALWAYS IN STYLE

Vicky Lee, Digital influencer , UK Advocate of Professor Without Borders

Vicky Lee, Gulshen Eren, Tessy Princess of Luxembourg and Caroline Varin (From left)

I have always believed in education. It’s the biggest asset a person has, and most importantly one that can’t be taken away. It leads me to one of my absolute favourite educational organisations, Professors Without Borders. This non-profit was founded by Tessy, Princess of Luxembourg , Dr. Caroline Varin and Majeks Walker, both lecturers at Regent’s University London. The organisation was initially created to help young adults improve their educational opportunities and promote empowerment in developing countries.

Professors Without Borders aims to make learning, professional development and higher education available to students of all kinds, regardless of their background. By recruiting the lecturers from the most prestigious universities from around the world and adhering to an innovative teaching philosophy, students are given the power to learn and maximise their own potential. The organisation offers the opportunity for students to develop valuable skills to better their futures through their two-weeks ‘summer’ school programs.

Caroline Varin said, “We developed Professors Without Borders to create opportunities for talented educators to inspire students around the world. We are proud that our two weeks summer schools have been welcomed so enthusiastically by professors, students and institutions alike and we have been invited to return to every university where we have sent a team of teachers. There is nothing like PROWIBO in the market – offering a workable opportunity for teachers who want to travel and do volunteer work abroad and a source of new talent to universities and students worldwide.”

Princess Tessy, co-founder also explained why she joined to start PROWIBO, “I was frustrated with the reality that not everyone was able to access quality education around the world. Realising how privileged we are we discussed the idea of PROWIBO with Caroline and Majeks and understood very quickly that the resources exist – such as incredibly well trained teachers and know-how that we could deploy to teach wherever needed in the world. Kind of like the philosophy, if you can’t access the right education, we bring it to you. I loved this idea and knew we would succeed. The business plan makes sense, it leaves space for new ideas and adjustments and our summer schools are getting more and more popular every year. I am proud of our work and my incredible co-founders and teachers.”

Professors Without Borders has been hosted by Universities in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Thailand to inspire students to utilise their skills and branch out of their subject specialisations. The organisation is currently expanding into new countries including Liberia, Gambia and India. In August of 2018, they will be partnering with both African Rural University in Uganda and Karamat University in India for educational programs.

Professors Without Borders Summer School program in Uganda

One of my favourite quotes is “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” by Nelson Mandela and Professors Without Borders aims to open the doors for those who deserve yet couldn’t get benefits of proper education.

For more information, please visit http://www.prowibo.com/

By Vicky Lee, UK Advocate of Professor Without Borders