YOUTH LEADERS IN ACTION

Our Champions

In a world where youth are often not given a voice, we train them to speak up, be engaged, and identify the health needs of adolescents in their schools and communities.

Our Champions’ voices and leadership are catalyzing a different future for young people around the world.

What do our Champions have to say?

Anxiety and depression are common among young girls in our society. We have a long way to go to make sure young people know what to look out for, and to end the stigma.

— Adolescent Health Champion, Age 15

I shared all the information I learnt through AHC with my mother, father and friends. So many girls in my country don’t have access to this information, and I want to help change that.

— Adolescent Health Champion, Age 14

Adolescent Health Champions has not only reached my peers, but also my family, relatives and neighbors.

— Adolescent Health Champion, Age 15

Youth Advisory Board

Our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) consists of Adolescent Health Champions from around India with a passion for gender equality and health equity. We believe youth should be central to decision-making in AHC. As such, our YAB has been instrumental in co-developing our programming, curriculum, mobile application virtual programming, research, and more.

Yasmeen

Yasmeen

Yasmeen is a high school student in Mumbai who actively participates in every opportunity she receives through AHC and the YAB. She loves making AHC content interesting and relatable to youth. Her goals include making the world a better place for women, as well as ending gender discrimination, religious wars, and stigma around mental health and substance abuse. She is very interested in becoming an astronaut one day.

Twinkle

Twinkle

Twinkle (pronouns: she/her) is a high school student in Mumbai who has been a part of the AHC mobile app design process, curriculum development, and has spread awareness about COVID-19, Gender, and Puberty through virtual teaching. She would like to eliminate social stigmas and inequalities related to gender by educating people about it. She would like to be an inspiration to others to stand up for what is right.

Tuba

Tuba

Tuba (pronouns: she/her) is a high school student in Mumbai. She plans on studying English Literature and Psychology, and is passionate about the mental health of adolescents. Her goal as an Adolescent Health Champion is to clear misunderstandings and ill stigmas surrounding mental health and spread awareness around adolescent mental health. Her life's purpose is to stand up for what matters and make the world a better place.

Pawan

Pawan

Pawan is a high school student in Mumbai. He is passionate about spreading information and positive messages about gender and equality. He wants adolescents to treat people of all genders equally. He has been involved in peer education around Gender and Relationships as well as Puberty during AHC virtual programming sessions. Pawan’s goal in life is to help end gender-based violence and spread equality so that people of all genders will be treated fairly and allowed equal opportunities.

Smit

Smit

Smit (pronouns: he/him) is a high school student in Mumbai. He wishes that all adolescents get to understand the changes during youth development and learn to respect others regardless of gender, race, skin colour, etc. He tries to establish a safe circle where any person can approach him for letting out their problems. He believes humanity is the greatest religion which should come above all. He aspires to be an entrepreneur and contribute towards humankind as much as possible.

Samruddhi

Samruddhi

Samruddhi is a high school student in Mumbai who is passionate about teaching others about topics including Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Her mission is to spread awareness and ensure that each and every one of her classmates knows how to overcome mental health issues and issues surrounding addiction. While she knows that it's a challenging task, her goal is to use her capabilities to shift stigmas around mental health globally.

Neha

Neha

Neha is a high school student in Mumbai whose aim is to spread awareness about common challenges faces by adolescents. Adolescents are the future of India, and as such, they must have the knowledge of the phases of adolescence and the challenges they may experience. Her goal is to unite all adolescents together to improve the world, such that there are no longer judgmental and narrow-minded people who hinder youth from achieving their goals. She also hopes to work for peace until it is achieved.

Daniya

Daniya

Daniya is a high school student in Mumbai who is passionate about educating adolescents in India and believes that education is a powerful tool for good which can eliminate gender inequality, reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet. She believes that adolescents are the leaders of tomorrow. Her aim is to make adolescents realize their full potential by making responsible decisions related to their health and well-being. Through AHC, she has been working to make the world a better place for adolescents of all backgrounds.

Hiba

Hiba

Hiba is a high school student in Mumbai who is passionate about helping people around her through acts of kindness and making others feel positive. She is enthusiastic about creating awareness around anything that affects adolescent health. She tries to create a positive environment for adolescents where everyone can be themselves, share their opinions and stories without being judged, and where adolescents can speak up for themselves without being scared of humiliation.

Aryan

Aryan

Aryan (pronouns: he/him) is a high school student in Mumbai who is passionate about the mental health of adolescents and who works to uplift the mental well-being of the adolescents he interacts with. He wishes to make the world more equitable in the future by advocating for change in the minds of youth. He aspires to have a career in the field of technology and solve grand technical challenges faced by humanity.

Adeenah

Adeenah

Adeenah (pronouns: she/her) is a high school student in Mumbai who wants adolescents to realize how important mental health and gender equality. Adeenah wants to end discrimination and injustice in the world. Through being a part of AHC and the YAB, her goal is to end gender discrimination, educational inequality and any other form of inequality around the world. She is passionate about science, the human body, and communication and wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon in the future.

Avani

Avani

Avani is a high school student in Mumbai who enthusiastically works to educate youth and spread awareness about health. She is passionate about making adolescents feel comfortable learning about the changes they experience during their development. Her goal is to bring about gender equality and to end discriminatory social stigmas. She hopes her efforts can help end hate, and spread love and happiness.

Ayesha

Ayesha

Ayesha (pronouns: she/her) is a high school student in Mumbai who is passionate about creating awareness related to gender equality and mental health of youth. She is particularly interested in empowering women and girls. She aims to build a free and non-judgmental society, where everyone has the right to education and works together to resolve societal problems. She also wants to ensure that people can elevate their voices against societal wrongs. She is fascinated by topics such as psychology, cosmetology and sociology. She wants to be a cosmetic surgeon in future.

Disha

Disha

Disha (pronouns: she/her) is a high school student in Mumbai who wants all adolescents to be both physically and mentally healthy. She wishes for the world to be a better place to live in for everyone, where opinions can be shared freely. She wishes for everyone to be given opportunities based on their merit, and not based on biased stereotypes. She aspires to live in a world where all are respected equally for being who they are. In the future, she wishes to dedicate her life to being a psychologist and help people have good mental health.

The Creativity of Our Champions

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