• EDD participation year: 2015
  • Country: Germany

Lia Weiler has a master degree in environmental engineering. During her studies, she spent four months working in Brasil, working on projects such as building streets in favelas, which intensified her wish to get involved in social work internationally.

As Lia is one of the four student founders of GloW, a project about to become a social startup, she has been involved in development cooperation for about 1,5 years. GloW developed an energy saving stove for developing countries as an assembly set. The founders did this among their studies and now are keeping it up full-time, financially supported by the EXIST scholarship.

In the GloW project, Lia is the one responsible for general mangament, environmental and legal issues. Her studies, external economical courses as well as her work as a student teacher, sports coach and exchange student mentor prepared her well for this position. This project is developing Lia's skills, including her presentation and communication skills, by explaining our project to many different people and were even improved by a 2 days media and presentation training of the British Council in Berlin.


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