When one resolves to change the world it is never a decision made overnight, it is always a culmination of small epiphanies that leads one to make that decision.
Ayush’s eureka moment took place and his journey to the Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals started when he was a young kid of 12! He was moved to see lesser privileged children of his age working, and supporting their parents instead of going to school. He could sense in them a desire to to learn and grow.
It started when Ayush noticed that Kushi, the daughter of the laundry man who worked right across the street, did not have access even to the basic kindergarten education. Ayush took the call and took his first step towards Sustainable Development Goals for Children. With the help of his Mom, he started teaching Khushi and got her enrolled in a School too. (Yeah! Only at the age of 12.)
This incident seeded in him the passion to work towards bringing about a social change. Thereafter, he got involved in manifesting the 17 goals of Sustainable Development by the UN (We talked about SDGs on May 7, READ HERE
). Ayush began spreading awareness about SDGs by directing videos and spreading them with the help of his parents, friends, teachers and most importantly Social Media! His initatives have always been supported by his previous school - Ahlcon International School and the principal, Ashok Pandey Sir.
Here is one of the videos directed by him:
With this passion, he founded his own initiative - SDGs For Children, which is a unique platform for children across the globe to CONNECT, CREATE, and COLLABORATE for a better and sustainable world.
Further he hosted various talk shows, conducted surveys and campaigns, hosted Skype sessions with students in different countries and motivated them to take action at the local and global levels.
He continues his good fight for a social cause and has been also recognised as ‘Global Goals Champion’ by GSMA that represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide and Project Everyone, a non-profit organisation, to spread the global campaign – ‘SDGs in Action’.
He is currently a part of the SDG Choupal, an initiative to take SDGs to rural areas in India and making Children a part of it.
Tweet to him your opinion: @SDGsforChildren
We will be back on Monday with the story of Ayush's first book and much more.