Guljahon RuzadorovaMiss Tajikistan 2018

Tajikistan  is a landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, Xinjiang in China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and Uzbekistan to the west and northwest. The ancient Silk Road passed through it. The Persian nation is unique in that the majority culture is non-Turkic, unlike its neighbors to the north, west and east. Only the Wakhan Corridor separates itself with Pakistan to the south respectively.

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 Guljahon Ruzadorova was born in Khorog, Tajikistan. In a young age her family moved to Dushanbe (capital city) where she continued her education. From young age she was very different from her peers. She had to fight for her dreams as a young woman in a male dominated culture. Never giving up on her dreams,she received full scholarship in 2014 to continue her education in Li Po Chun United World Colleges. She wants to be a great Politician as her father was, with a kind and compassionate heart just like her mother’s. She was also accepted to a Women Leadership Conference in Washington state where she represented her country amongst other women leaders.

She studied in a community with 92 nationalities where she understood the beauty and power of pluralistic minds and diversity. She believes in uniqueness and beauty of every individual no matter what skin color, shape, or look we have because difference itself is a gift.  Hong Kong experience not only opened up the beauty of the world to her but made her a stronger, a more confident woman.

She was involved in activities such as Initiative for Peace, Help for Domestic Workers, Model of United Nations and many more. She visited a village in China where people with leprosy disease lived, to help build a wall to protect some of the houses during winter. She visited Taipei Art National university for a week to learn the culture and the dance. Together with her peers she went to Manila to help organize trainings to the Pilipino emigrants. She organized her own project called “Water for life” which helped 400 students with pure drinking water which was a daily challenge for the kids in Derzud village. She organized leadership meetings with young adults by encouraging them to pursue their dreams. She spoke up about mental illness in a community where it is a taboo and finally she is working on a larger project to help not just a school but entire village with a pure drinking water.