The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship
In 2012, the Foundation began its partnership with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust to fund scholars in business, law, research, education, health and political studies. From various backgrounds and countries across the developing world, these students have the potential to drive sustainable development in their respective countries, and graduate in fields often closely aligned with the activities of the Foundation.
Graduates from the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship are making significant difference in their regions and countries of origin, thanks to their involvement in a wide variety of projects. Some examples include:
- Business and law – Developing competition law in India; ensuring access to finance to fight poverty; creating a social start-up as a source of income for women, while preserving the environment in rural India.
- Education and social matters – Founding a non-profit organization promoting diversity and religious tolerance in Indonesia; promoting access to education for women and children in Nepal; encouraging rural youth enrolment in university education and female participation in civil services in Afghanistan.
- Health – Creating India’s first collaborative platform (now tried in 15 hospitals) to investigate issues affecting maternal health; rolling out a Médecins Sans Frontières HIV care program in South Africa.
- Environment – Developing effective environmental policies in India; advising on the social and environmental impacts of hydroelectric power generation projects in Nepal; researching the impact of climate change on tropical plants in Latin America.
With my MSc in Global Health, pursued with the support of the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship & Leadership Program at Oxford University, I gained first-hand knowledge of gobal health issues and technical skills very useful in my daily work. We were encouraged to take on leadership positions in our future careers and make an impact on society, ideals which I continue to uphold.
Samafilan Ainan Tanzania and Somalia