Hmangaihzuali, the daughter of a small-scale farmer from Thingsul in Mizoram, has won a Syngenta scholarship to study at Bangladesh's famed Asian University for Women (AUW).
Hmangaihzuali will study Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Public Health as an undergraduate at this all-female university. "I am fortunate to have been accepted into this prestigious programme despite coming from a humble farming family." "I've always wanted to attend to a good institution, and now my dream has come true," Hmangaihzuali remarked.
"This programme is in acknowledgment of the substantial economic contributions of women in agriculture," said Rafael Del Rio, managing director of Syngenta India Pvt Ltd.
During the five-year scholarship period, students will spend an entire year learning English through AUW's 'Pathways for Promise' programme, a second year at the Access Academy for additional academic preparation in all core academic subjects, and the final three years completing a US accreditation-eligible undergraduate programme.
The scholarship recipients are chosen from a pool of interested students from rural communities based on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership.