“I came to know about the United World College scholarship program through the scholarship department of Thabyay Education Foundation,” said Tha Iang Len. “My goal for the future is to become an engineer.”
“My parents always told me that I should be prepared all the time, and there will be opportunity for me one day. Therefore, I have tried my best each academic year. Also, KKEC prepared me for further study by giving me better English, broader knowledge, and better presentation skills. After I finish studying at UWC, I would like to study in the U.S. As I would like to become an engineer, I will continue my studying in engineering. I would like to take part in our country’s development process, especially in infrastructure improvement.”
Asked if she has any advice for students who want to apply for UWC scholarships in the future, Tha Iang Len says: “Always prepare for English, maths, presentation skills and critical reasoning. You will increase your chance of winning scholarships if you do well in these areas.”
Luke recalled the day he started volunteering at Thabyay: “I remember the first day when I started volunteering, I was quite unsure what to do in this new environment. But as days went by, Thabyay Education Foundation widened my views on the worldwide educational opportunities, the availability of many different subjects, the importance of volunteering in applying for schools and scholarship. I have gained many experiences and life skills through events and activities at Thabyay - Youth Unity Event, Job Coach Coalition Myanmar Conference and Child soldier campaign. All of these undoubtedly have been a great help.”
Asked why he decided to apply for UWC scholarship, Luke says: “I was blown away by its mission and value stating ‘UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.’ That is why I decided to apply for it.”
Tha Iang Len and Luke are among the seven students selected by UWC National Committee in Myanmar on merit and they will receive full scholarship, studying for two years following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at respective institutions.