#WE stopped in Ferizaj today
March 26, Ferizaj
Millennium Foundation Kosovo held another information session on the scholarship program “WE / Women in Energy”, this time in the city of Ferizaj. #WE aims to support 25 Kosovar women to benefit from a full-time study 2-year scholarships in Iowa and other accredited colleges.
At the opening of the information session Burim Hashani, our Energy Director, presented MFK’s approach to reduce gender inequality in the energy sector through various projects. The WE / Women in Energy scholarship program, he said, is a program that aims to support women and girls to advance and find jobs in the energy sector. Meanwhile, for the upcoming program for women entrepreneurs, Hashani said that this program aspires to help women reduce their business activity expenses by cutting energy costs.
Kevin Mitchell, MCC representative, presented the MCC’s “Threshold” program for Kosovo and the agency’s aspirations to increase women’s participation in the energy sector. He said that the chance to study in the US enables women and girls from Kosovo to enhance themselves both on the professional and personal level, as well as returning to Kosovo to further contribute to country’s economic development.
As always, Gresa Statovci, an Internship and Fellowship consultant at MFK, presented in details the information about the application process for scholarships. She completed the session by sharing her own experience as a fellow student in the United States and encouraged the participants to take advantage of this opportunity for their personal and professional development.
Similarly to other cities, girls and women in Ferizaj have expressed great interest in this educational opportunity at the Iowa DMACC in the US.
The information tour is organized in cooperation with the non-governmental organization ARDA-RDA.