'Jess M.', whose true name cannot be given for her personal safety, is a 16-year-old refugee who fled her native Pakistan four years ago because of religious persecution. Her father is a journalist, still working in Pakistan, but because of threats, his family has sought asylum in Thailand. As a Christian Pakistani refugee she had no opportunity for formal schooling, although she is driven, resilient, and gifted. She has outstanding writing skills and wishes to become a journalist.
She has applied for a scholarship at the KIS international school, but, although the school has agreed to cover part of her tuition fees, she will need funds to cover additional fees from grades 10 to 12. A crowdfunding has been launched to support Jess's education, and allow her to study at KIS and maybe eventually become a journalist.
If you want to help, got to:https://www.youcaring.com/jessm-802599
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