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Swaha Roy: Ekam Austin Chapter: As one of the founding Ekam Youth Ambassadors of the Austin Chapter, I have had the incredible opportunity to work together with other EYA’s raising over $7,000 for hospitals in Tirunelveli.
In the past three years, I have grow as a leader, teammate and volunteer. I know that I will use these lessons in college and beyond!
Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program
Wharton & Engg School
As an EKAM Youth Ambassador, I joined a team of dedicated individuals who cared about the community around us and about healthcare in communities on the other side of the world. Even during the pandemic, EKAM allowed me to find ways to work with a cohort of like-minded individuals concerned about what the COVID-19 shutdown will do to underprivileged sections of society in our Bay Area and globally in India. We were able to band together to create fundraisers based on Zoom Learning and became adept at online fundraising for various projects funded by EKAM. EKAM gave me encouragement and a platform to stand on and look beyond my own world and find opportunities to make a difference. Ultimately, these enriching experiences helped me become the person that I am that is not reflected in just my high school transcript or just on my application. As part of EKAM’s value circle, I had unique leadership experiences and gained immense knowledge that allowed me to show my potential as a global citizen. This, I believe, allowed me to stand out in my college applications.
As I look forward to graduating high school and look back, I can't help but think about how important a role EKAM played in my high school Journey.
Isha Goel: I am a rising senior at Tulane University. EKAM USA has played an integral part in my life and has shaped me as a person. EKAM’s mission to provide quality healthcare to needy children and mothers in India, is one that I care deeply about and have spent the past 6 years contributing towards. One of the first fundraising experiences I had was by raising money at my sweet 16. I had given a PowerPoint presentation to spread awareness about EKAM as an organization and all it does to provide medical care for the underprivileged in India. I donated all of my gift money to the organization. This experience of giving reminded me of my blessings and how important it is to share it with others. Another fundraising experience I had was through the Indian Physicians of Florida (IPOF). By spreading awareness EKAM stands for, IPOF was able to assist me in my efforts in raising money to support COVID-19 case centers in India. In total, we were able to raise more than 5,000 dollars, which was used towards oxygen concentrators as well us other important medical supplies. All in all, EKAM has made a huge difference in my life and has reinforced my desire to give back.