As a student activist and a community worker, Human Rights and Girl Child empowerment are the areas that interest me. I choose the platform of YouTube; a great tool of Social Media and truly it has been a very inspiring journey for the last few years.
Albert Einstein has said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” I too was able to change the life not only of mine but also of an underprivileged girl ‘Khushi’, a seven year old girl who was to come every day to our house to collect and deliver the clothes after getting them ironed by her parents. She never went to any school and so was not able to count the clothes. Many times I noticed people making fun of her inadequacy. My mother encouraged me to help ‘Khushi’ and I decided to teach her on weekends. It continued for at least six months and she seemed to be fast learner and it was then I tried to convince her parents and got her admitted to school. Further, I convinced my mother to enrol our domestic helper at home, ‘Gulabi Sara’ to an open school.
My journey to promote Human Rights and SDGs started from my school exhibition on SDGs. I decided to contribute passionately and worked to bring change in the society using the tools of Digital Social Media. To STOP BULLYING at school, I raised my concerns by making short movie on YouTube and showcasing them in school assemblies.
I have created the Community for Children on Twitter – @SDGsForChildren for promoting SDGs. Many schools and children globally are now part of this community and collaborating wholeheartedly. I also hosted a Talk Show in school assembly to bring awareness about Road Safety. Led the Anti-crackers campaign, Save Electricity and Cleanliness drive at school. I worked with NGO’s, advocating Human Rights, and spreading awareness about various schemes introduced by Government.
Serving the community has really developed sensitivity towards the needs of others and has transformed me completely. I truly believe, success is not in just winning alone, but taking people along and winning together.
Student, Ahlcon International School
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