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#9: Het Joshi - Young powerful women that cannot be stopped - The Adira Foundation
In this episode we will be talking about period poverty with Het Joshi, the founder of Adira Foundation. We will be looking into the inspiration behind the project, the obstacles faced by the team and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the project. We will also explore the importance of social media and the impact made by Adira so far. It is International Women’s Day on the 8th of March and we couldn't think of a better guest to share their message to all the young women around the world.
Adira is a youth-powered Non profitable organization fighting to end period poverty and taboo across Globe through service and awareness camps. They hold camps in remote villages, urban slums and orphanages where they educate women and young girls about menstrual health and hygiene and provide them with sanitary products. The reason for getting involved in the GSL movement is to reach out like minded people across globe and help all those girls and women who's dreams are stopped because of a basic issue.
About Het Joshi:
I'm Het Joshi, the leader of Adira foundation, 16 years old, studying in The Rajkumar College, Rajkot. I'm a national level classical dancer, debater and a social worker. Our team strongly believes in women empowerment, Equality and that hygiene and sanitation is everyone's basic right. We are a team of 4, on a mission to make the world a better place.
For more information visit:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adira.foundation/?igshid=1fq7vakmctdmuFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/ADIRA-Foundation-103180884992653YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSYGJ9UdsA0&feature=emb_title
#8: d'Arcy Lunn - Teaspoons of Change
d’Arcy Lunn’s dreams and daily life are dedicated to see a world with access and opportunity for everyone, everywhere!
For the past 20 years d’Arcy has experienced more than 90 countries, given over 1300 presentations to 120,000+ people and worked with leading development, environmental, social justice and global education organisations and people.
About Teaspoons of Change:
Teaspoons of Change are small but significant ideas and actions that have a positive impact on people and the planet. I aim to engage, activate and integrate the Global Goals for Sustainable Development into the vision, purpose, culture and daily practices of individuals, businesses, education institutes and governments, making the Goals fun, accessible and attainable!
Because of social action and living my passions I love waking up - even on Monday mornings! I also live by the formula small actions X lots of people = BIG change! Let's see what happens when we get involved in social action and what positive change we can create :)
Find out more and connect:
Website - http://teaspoonsofchange.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/teaspoonsofchangeTwitter - https://twitter.com/darcylunnLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/teaspoons-of-change/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/teaspoonsofchange/
#7: Dilara Isik - Democratizing education for students with dyslexia
Dilara, the founder of team DySlexia, a team of 3 young girls who are dedicated to eliminating special learning disparities in education and promoting social and economic inclusion for all irrespective of learning difficulties.
They achieve this by building upgrade education tools that are dyslexia sensitive and by providing inclusive and effective learning environments for dyslexic children.
In order to achieve this goal faster, they are closely partnering with NGOs such as Turkish Dyslexia Foundation.
Find our more about the project:
About the DySlexia projectInstagram PageBlog - (DYS)LEXIA: DON’T WORRY, WE UNDERSTAND YOU!Introduction from our guests:
At least 1 in 10 people are dyslexic. Dyslexic brains are ‘wired’ slightly differently, having a different way of processing, causing challenges in reading, writing, spelling, rote learning, memory and concentration. 98% say teachers need more training in how to support dyslexia.
We had been volunteering at Turkish Dyslexia Foundation for over three years. Çınar, one of our most creative and intelligent students, had to leave 1st grade and start school again because his teachers and parents did not have the resources or training to help him. Unfortunately, without the proper support, confidence and love of learning of a struggling student with dyslexia like Çınar can fade. Thus, in order to empower millions of children with dyslexia around the world like Çınar to excel in their academic journey, we got involved in the GSL movement. In our project, to raise awareness and provide tools to meet the special education needs of Dyslexic children, we facilitated and organized workshops, seminars, and conferences.
We hosted academicians, psychologists, special education teachers, pedagogues, and language therapists. In collaboration with universities, municipalities, special education centres, schools and Turkish Dyslexia Foundation, we reached out to 3200 parents and teachers all around Turkey.
With Covid-19 pandemic, we shifted our focus to technological tools to equip dyslexic children globally and remotely. Currently, we are developing a mobile app to effectively teach letters to dyslexic children by creating graphic awareness due to our special illustrations of letters and continuing to organize seminars online.
We launched a series of online trainings this week, and in our first three live broadcasting events, we were able to reach to 250 participants. We will continue to democratize education so that every dyslexic child is understood and given the right support to reach their brilliant potential.
James - Tz Rising - GSL Summer Catalyst @Home Series
In James' podcast, he explains how and why he went about raising money for Tz Rising - a charity that helps women in Tanzania escape poverty.
"I took photos of a glass jar of raisins and asked people to pay £2 to guess how many raisins were in the jar. All the money would go to the charity and the closest guess would win a bag of sweets. I publicised the campaign online and through a mailing campaign."
Alyssa - Sight Impairment - GSL Summer Catalyst @Home Series
In Alyssa's podcast she speaks about the SightLife Wales Organisation and how they have helped her for the last 10 years.
Amelie - Little Princess Trust - GSL Summer Catalyst @Home Series
In her podcast, Amelie talks about how she donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. She donated 17cm of her hair, to be made into a wig for someone that has suffered from hair loss while undergoing chemotherapy.