My name is Zulekha Tasneem. I'm 17 years old and am a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, and even though this is a predominantly STEM based school, I have found my passion in the liberal arts and education through my experiences from debate. I am the co captain for the Policy Debate team at my high school and I travel every month for a tournament in a different state. I also am a dedicated Indian classical dancer and have been dancing for the past 12 years.
[b]How did you find Givology and what made you want to join the organization?[/b]
Zulekha found Givology through an Internship fair at her school. She goes to a STEM magnet school but she wasn’t interested in pursuing an internship related to STEM so she found Givology. She chose to join Givology because it is similar to a program she is a part of called Homework Helpers. This program provides tutors for students who need extra help. She also found that the values of Givology were the same values she believed in!
[b]What does Givology’s mission mean to you?/Why is Givology’s mission important to you?[/b]
Givology mission to provide education and make it accessible regardless of who they are and where they are is very important. She has two immigrant parents so she understands that education isn’t focused upon in other places outside of America. Givology does what it needs to do to give education to others. [b]
What do you hope to achieve off volunteering/interning with Givology?[/b]
She hopes to play her part in the community.
“Everybody has a role to play, and it all depends on if you want to take action,” Zulekha strongly states. Regardless of how big or small, everything leads to a change into helping someone. Helping someone is a great feeling that she hopes to achieve when doing her job in Givology.
[b]What is your advice to anyone thinking (unsure) about volunteering for Givology?[/b]
She encourages volunteering at Givology. “Not only is it a great cause, it is a flexible organization that allows you to work from wherever you are and whenever you want! It is a very pleasant environment.
[b]What gives you motivation everyday to volunteer?[/b]
Zulekha gets motivation by being able to know that she is making a difference. Helping those in need to get more opportunities pushes her to help them more in anyway possible!
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