Diana Award- 2021
Smriti Marar and Abhinaya Polaka of Indus International School Hyderabad have been awarded the prestigious Diana Award for their extraordinary initiatives listed below. This award is given to people aged between 9 and 25 years who work for the welfare of the people. This award is named after Princess Diana. It was a proud moment for both of them when the Duke of Sussex honored them.
PROJECT WE (WOMEN EMPOWERMENT)_HYDERABAD, INDIA_AGE 17M
Smriti founded ‘Project WE’ in 2019, helping over 100 girls in her local community complete high school and pursue higher education and career opportunities. In response to the pandemic, she created an online curriculum focused on self-development, self-care, financial literacy and technological literacy, which has reached over 100,000 students across Telangana. To make sure the course is accessible to all, Smriti started a campaign and negotiated with companies to raise around £9,700 to purchase and distribute smartphones for 85 ‘Project WE’ girls. They were then able to conduct one-on-one mentoring sessions over the phone to encourage them to stay motivated towards pursuing their future with the same!
GREAP (GUARDING THE RIGHTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE)_PRODDATUR, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA_AGE 18
Abhinaya is the founder of ‘GREAP’, a non-governmental organisation aimed at protecting the rights of the environment, animals and people. She founded ‘GREAP’ in 2018, having observed acts of animal cruelty and poor environmental management in her town of Proddatur in Andhra Pradesh, India. Since then Abhinaya has started animal rescue and adoption drives, tree planting campaigns and beach cleanups. She has engaged with authorities to prevent the poisoning of stray animals, educated her peers on the environmental impact of non-biodegradable waste and raised awareness of sustainable living practices, including championing veganism
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