Adoptamstudenti.ro (which means We adopt students) (which means Adopt a student) is the crowdfunding platform* through which we help students obtain funding to continue their education to their full potential. We also intend to facilitate the creation of a connection between donors and students. Donors can choose the profile of the student they support and actively engage in their education process, both through the possibility of recurring payments and through constant communication, transforming a transactional donation into an inter-human connection, as a process of "educational adoption".
* collective fundraising, from several natural and / or legal persons, each participating with different amounts, to support a joint project
We started this idea out of the desire to offer a financing solution to Romanian students who want and have the potential to study at universities abroad, but cannot support themselves financially. We encourage them to focus their efforts in the direction of becoming better in what they are passionate about and get collective support from people who believe in the power of education.
In order to have a better world, a better country, a better community, we need to become a better version of ourselves. Then we need to give something back to the community by passing our values.
HOW WE DO IT
We are a team of members and volunteers brought together by the desire to create a positive impact in society. We passionately devote time to our ongoing education and we encourage and support young people in their various educational approaches.
The members of our team
Alexandra Roxana Popa
Alexandra is an entrepreneur, start-up mentor and coach, with over 15 years experience in retail, e-commerce and education. Apart from the entrepreneurial experience, Alexandra also worked for Amazon UK in London and graduated from INSEAD Business School, an MBA program in France and Singapore. She returned to Romania to continue the entrepreneurial endeavors and educational initiatives in which she is involved as a mentor, co-founder or volunteer. Her vision is that the whole world becomes better when each of us become a better version of ourselves, both personally and professionally.
Ciprian has a PhD at Oxford, where he studied the physics of particles. He is currently senior scientist in European Spallation Source, helping to build the world's most powerful particle accelerator. He is involved in numerous educational and scientific projects, both in Romania and UK, with the aim of inspiring and creating opportunities for young people. He is the co-founder of the summer school Oxford for Romania.
Alma works in technology and helps companies grow by supporting them in decision making based on best data analysis. Her vision is that when companies innovate, they should first of all have the people in mind. Alma also worked in corporate banking in London and Hong Kong and finished an MBA at INSEAD Business School. Shee is passionate about education and she is Programme Co-leader at Oxford Summer School.