“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, then when?”
Inspired by these words said by Hillel, Aniket Gupta & Seher Taneja started their journey to inspire and engage youth for leadership through direct participation in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations to convert IDEAS TO ACTION.
The “Tale of Humankind” started as an initiative by Global Changemakers Foundation that’s envisioned with values of Iinclusion to consider all perspectives equally and honestly, integrity to honour the best in ourselves and others, inspiration to move people to believe in better, Innovation to make a difference, differently and Impact to create change that matters.
People often say that “Young People have the power to change the world” whereas, on the other side, they do not let a child interact with the outside world not only due to societal thoughts on limitations of the domain of education but also due to focus of our education system being more towards well-filled minds over well-formed minds that results in virtually killing creativity, imagination and curiosity of majority of children.
They collaborated with Educators, Teachers & School Leaders all around the world to integrate Global Goals in the Classroom in highly impactful & engaging ways. By now, They have also hosted Twitter conversations on ‘Post- COVID Educational Pedagogies’ and ‘Connecting Classrooms Globally’ moderated by eminent educationists and torch bearers of technology. With a focus on inclusiveness, they hosted a conversation #Stigma2Strength “to Destigmatize Menstruation in Classroom’ to empower women.
Their 30-days project #OurRightsCampaign” creates awareness about thirty human rights in their language that is vital for creating a culture of human rights that reaches thousands of people. To make Positive Psychology, a household term and Mental Health, a positive term in society especially in times of Covid, they presented a series of seven movies themed “Youth For Mental Health”. It featured responses to most pressing questions related to mental health by experts & youth advocates, in support of #SameHere Global Movement. They also host a Podcast Show to bring together powerful voices on the issues that matter to today’s youth and have released five episodes by now, listened to by over a lakh of people.
Aniket’s ‘Indian Science and Technology Campaign’ initiative is focused on moving from ideas to action and to make the world better by making it sustainable, creative, and innovative by investing in the power of youth and enabling them with resources, mentorship, and support, that can change the world.
This initiative reached over a hundred governments & private schools to conduct workshops on “Youth Entrepreneurship for SDGs”. This was organized Vigyan Manch Programs that urge students to come up with innovative solutions for Global Goals.
They strongly believe that every child has immense power and we just need to tap that unleashed potential for empowering them to become changemakers.
Our education system is developed for masses but every kid is so different. If we don’t have resources to individualize the educational curriculum, then we’re pushing kids through a funnel that may not fit them. This was something they became worried about and they started writing their journey to empower the youth to explore, impact, create, move from ideas to action and do what they love.
They are determined to create a world where everyone is really a changemaker.