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Support Muskaan to pursue her Master's at Harvard University
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Dear well-wisher
  • I have recently secured admission at Harvard University to pursue my Master's education in Human Development and Education program. 
  • I'm the youngest person from India admitted to the Harvard Graduate School of education and the first woman from my district to be offered this prestigious opportunity.

My academic and professional background : 

I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and have been awarded a merit certificate for securing first position in my first semester in Psychology and for securing merit position under 27 institutions in Panjab University. 

I have worked in Edtech startups, mental health organisations, non for profit organisations and UN affiliated organisations for 4 years in the domain of education policy, research, school management, teaching, community management and counseling.

My goal is to spread awareness in Indian schools to have Psychologists / Child Counselors for the healthy development of children and to collaborate with schools to introduce programs like SEL (Social Emotional Learning). The main purpose of “positive youth development” in the SEL programs is to set young people on a positive developmental trajectory so that they have the proper emotional skills to realize their potential and adapt to any obstacles they may encounter. Fostering healthy emotional skills in students serves as a combatant against the emotional distress that comes from the many trials and tribulations of growing up.
SEL improves children's social-emotional skills, attitudes about self and others, connection to school, positive social behavior, and academic performance and reduces students' conduct problems and emotional distress.

I wish to work as a child counselor and inculcate all of the above into Indian schools.

Why I need Financial Aid : 

After exhausting all other avenues to secure aid, I have started this fundraising campaign to support my education. Since I have been working for less than 4 years in Non for Profit and government sector, my savings can only cover upto 15-20% of my required tuition fee. I am taking a substantial low-interest loan from Harvard's Credit Union, and support from family and friends - this is the extent of aid I can garner for myself for one year at Harvard. For next year I hope to secure potential scholarships and cover the rest through part-time work and loans.

I have a demonstrable commitment to working in the education and child development domain and a detailed plan to continue to pursue this path. To this extent, helping me manage my debt will enable me to pursue my dreams in the human development and education space.

How can you help?

I humbly request you to support my dreams to the best of your capability, every gesture counts. If you know of societies/ individuals/ trusts who can help me with financial aid and scholarship, please help connect me to them. If you find my cause compelling, please consider donating. Kindly share the campaign widely on all social media networks.

Reach out to me at for any queries or clarifications.

Thank you! 

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