High profile London firm Mishcon de Reya has announced it is funding 100 scholarships for women from South Asia and Southeast Asia to enable them to attend university.

The firm’s UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices will fund the university scholarships for women from ‘low income countries', which will begin this academic year. The scholarships will enable women to pursue higher education at their local universities for three years.

The scholarships will be distributed by educational social enterprise U-Go, which works in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Mishcon de Reya London offices

Mishcon de Reya’s UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices will fund the university scholarships

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U-Go has awarded long-term scholarships to more than 2,400 young women. Mishcon’s new partnership with the non-profit and the scholarship funding will be its first ‘Impact collaboration’ across its UK and Asia offices.

Managing partner at Mishcon de Reya James Lisbon said the firm is ‘excited to contribute to a global offering’.

U-Go founder John Wood said: ‘We’re delighted to be working with Mishcon. The firm’s understanding of the importance of championing social mobility makes them the ideal corporate partner, and we look forward to the next three years.’

Tahirah Ara, managing partner Singapore, added: ‘This partnership with U-Go is a great opportunity for us to support the economic mobility of young women in developing countries across South Asia and Southeast Asia. We look forward to working with U-Go to create a lasting and positive impact on the lives of these women.’


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