Fourteen students from Bengaluru have been shortlisted to participate in the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the United Nations Headquarters.
Story so far: The students were chosen to participate in a three-day event in New York as part of the One Million For One Billion (1M1B) flagship programme “Future Leaders” with the opportunity to present their impact at the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the UN Headquarters. 1M1B is a social innovation and future skills programme centred in Bengaluru that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs).
- The program’s goal is to develop a new generation of socially conscious leaders who approach societal problems sustainably in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- The summit provides a stage for young change-makers to present their initiatives that address issues such as poverty, unemployment, mental health, wage inequality, and global impact.
Different initiatives: In addition to promoting mental health awareness, the students have also worked on initiatives to help women from economically weaker sections obtain health insurance, promote menstrual hygiene, resolve the water crisis, and promote education.