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31st KFAW Foreign Correspondent (2021-2022)

Three correspondents have been appointed as the KFAW Foreign Correspondents 2021-2022. Presented below are their brief profiles.

Name Country Profile
Alexander Antonio Abelar


Philippines An educator with two decades of teaching/tutoring experience. Currently teaches tourism management at the Imus Institute of Science and Technology in Imus City, Cavite Province, Philippines. Coming from a modest social-economic background and a former migrant worker. Alex has experienced first-hand inequalities brought about by an imperfect society, which has prodded him to be more empathetic to the plight of those in the less privileged sectors.


Recently wrote a grant proposal on strengthening safe service for local food and beverage stalls in my school community. This project was selected as one of the projects supported by the “Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia” initiative of SEA Junction, a Thailand-based foundation.


Likes to sing, cook, read, and recently found joy in the company of pets during the pandemic.
Nishat Taslin Mohana   Bangladesh An independent researcher and bachelor student from Bangladesh who enjoys writing to contribute to women’s welfare, mainly from the financial and economic aspects. Published a conference paper at the World Women’s Conference – II held in Azerbaijan, entitled “Current scenario of women participation in agent banking in Bangladesh.” Currently working on two more articles on the financial literacy of women in developing nations and women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.


Also a senior associate member of her university’s Model UN club and participated in 4 International Model United Nations conferences. Aims to compose a notable contribution featuring new scope of women’s empowerment through research. Her career goal is to become a female scholar who supports society and highlights women’s values worldwide.
Neha Vekhande-Hinge   India Assistant Professor at Ajeenkya DY Patil University. Possess 10 years of academic experience at various institutes and universities in Mumbai and Pune Region of Maharashtra, India. Completed B. Tech from SNDT Women’s University and M. Eng from University of Mumbai. Currently Pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with Education as Domain interest.


Received the EDUCATION ICON AWARD-2020 for her contribution in area of Education and Digitization in Education.



Pandemic, ICT, and leaders – Alexander Antonio Abelar (Philippines)

Author of own fortune: F-commerce businesswomen in Bangladesh – Nishat Taslin Mohana (Bangladesh)

Digital literacy and ICT to engage, educate, and empower women in India – Neha Vekhande-Hinge (India)