Head Girl Kuhu, raising voice and taking action to make the world a better place
- 24 February 2022
Kuhu, the head-girl of Oakridge International School Mohali has been continuously making efforts by raising her voice to educate society on global challenges like inequality, poverty, climate, environmental degradation, and peace and justice.
Recently, Kuhu got the opportunity to be a Report Writer at Nord Anglia Education-UNICEF Summit, where she got to collate data on the work done by Nord Anglia schools in the year 2020 – 2021 around the Sustainable Development Goals. Kuhu quotes: “It was eye-opening to see how students my age were so passionate about making the world a better place. The summit made me realize that my opinions are important and valid too. It pushed me towards voicing out my thoughts without hesitation.”
In another peer talk, she focused on Digital Activism, elaborating how youth can leverage the reach of social media by sharing knowledge and opinions to break the stereotypes and educate society. She is highly active amongst local groups and doesn’t miss out on advocating her opinions on sensitive topics like women and child rights, abuse of power, homophobia, and islamophobia. Kuhu quotes “Through the research process, I got to learn about how we, the children can use social media to raise awareness or simply share topics we are passionate about. We can use our right to freedom of speech and expression via social media and let our voices be heard while remembering to be respectful of others’ feelings. After all, when we are sharing our knowledge with others, we are directly or indirectly achieving the goals of UNICEF and society!”
Principal, Ramanjit Ghuman quotes: “The concept of Voice and Choice is inbuilt in every child at Oakridge Mohali, under which the student is encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility. This concept applies not only in the learning environment but also trickles down to day-to-day actions of the child, hence building a generation of critical thinkers and responsible citizens to make the world a better place.”
The story was covered by various eminent newspapers of the region:
Punjab News Express, Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Savera, Punjabi Jagran, Rojana Spokesman, Ajit Punjabi.