Zonta Members received this lovely Thank You note from Silvia Lungu, recipient of the Zonta District 8 Pearson Scholarship.
In this letter, want to express my profound gratitude for your significant role in helping me to become a member of the UWC movement and thank you for your support. Equally, in this letter, want to introduce myself and offer you the opportunity to get to know my personality.
My name is Silvia, was born and raised in a village called Zaim, in the Republic of Moldova.
Even though i grew up in an economically underdeveloped environment, it was an environment where old traditions are alive, where moral and spiritual values matter, and where culture is the true wealth. So, did Romanian folk dances, I carry with me the carols I used to sing at Christmas with my brother, and I have knowledge of Romanian mythology, history, and literature. For this reason, I am grateful, because, now I feel the freedom to explore the world as I have a strong identity, I know where I belong and I know who I am.
I grew up on the playground with other children, and in the summer before I turned 14, started working because I didn’t want to stay home alone. Eventually, every following summer I spent more and more time working somewhere. After turned 15, I Started working during the school year at my parents’ grocery store. I spent all the following Easter and Christmas holidays studying everyday history for the Olymplads and English and the rest of my time helping my parents at the store. belleve that the time spent with my parents at work contributed to the creation of a strong relationship between us. They always supported me in all my beginnings and let me make decisions on my own.
My time helping my parents at the store. belleve that the time spent with my parents at work contributed to the creation of a strong relationship between us. They always supported me in all my beginnings and let me make decisions on my own.
Therefore, always have been an active person. I volunteered for numerous organizations, I was a board member in the youth council in my region, participated in international intercultural exchanges, participated in the routh Parliament of Moldova (and last year in the one in British Columbia Island) as well as in many other projects. I always relished immersing myself in such activities just as ardently as I cherished school. Moreover, I had great academic results one of them being the first place for the Republican Olympiad for History. However, the idea of studying in a completely different environment tempted me and later I realized that the educational system in Moldova has too many lacunae. The desire to get a good education and to change my destiny drove me to apply for several scholarships, and here, my values and qualities have allowed me to become a member of the UwC movement.
Now, am pleased to have the freedom to study the subjects that passionate me in a beautiful community and to continue doing extracurricular activities. I enjoy the most History, Global Politics, Mathematics, the French course, and the Theory of Knowledge. I am grateful for being exposed to so many cultures and opinions, as well as I am for sharing my perspective, my culture, and my knowledge. This being my last year of IB, I want to continue studying so I am applying for a bachelor’s law degree. I am immensely thankful for this opportunity as I will be the first person in my immediate family who attend university.
Pearson College UWC, Year 49
Your sincerely UWC Zonta scholar,