Peace Welcome Club (PWC) Youth Ambassadors are at the forefront of a growing all-youth group dedicated to improving community relations, and promoting various environmental causes worldwide.

PWC Youth Ambassador Youth Board will provide a venue for local and international youth to:

  1. Represent PWC and get involved in public relations at our ongoing special events throughout the year.
  2. Serve as facilitator for the PWC Ambassador program in their area, helping to make PWC more visible.
  3. Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations, and team building.
  4. Liaise with the PWC team as well as promote our future programs.
  5. Continue and expand their involvement in PWC projects on a lager national, and international scale
  6. Stay actively connected with the PWC program establishing a long term commitment and relationship
  7. One representative is allowed to join our ambassador team per city.
  8. Minimum of 8 years of age up to 18 years of age is required
  9. One year term with a chance of renewing membership. Email us at PeaceWelcomeClub@gmail.com for more information and to apply for the 2015-2016 Board.

One of our youth ambassador is Mehak Bhansali and she lives in Mississauga, Ontario. She is extremely honored to be a part of the PWC this year. She is a dedicated volunteer who believes that the act of giving and sharing can be extremely powerful and life-changing. She heard about the PWC in her local newspaper and felt it was an excellent opportunity for her to speak up and share her ideas to make a difference. Besides being a member of PWC, she is a volunteer at the Newcomer Centre of Peel. She has also been a part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Roots of Empathy, and much more. Additionally, she has donated to the Children’s Book Bank, and she was a helper in her community and local MPP’s barbeque. Furthermore, she recently hosted a book drive in her school to donate to the PWC. She hopes that by being in PWC, she will be able to start off by positively influencing and guiding the people of her community, then her province, and eventually progress to make a difference in the world. We welcome you Mehak!

Kanishq Verma is our youth ambassador from Qatar presently studying in class 9 in Birla Public School, Doha. Kanishq left India in 2009 and moved to Qatar to experience new life with his family. An interesting fact about him is that he is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and Bengali along with English and also studied French as a third language! He loves to take part in various competitions like puzzles, quiz, drawing, sports, etc. He has won many prizes for his skills and he is an active member of the school Eco Club as well.

Being a member of Eco Club, he takes part in the school’s paper recycling, designs and creates a poster on how everyone can make the school eco-friendly. He also wants to let others know about where energy comes from and what “sustainable” means. He hopes to participate in our ongoing environmental and other projects while initiating a discussion to increase awareness about the weather and climate change. Being an “Eco-monitor” in his classroom to campaign for saving energy, he has been actively campaigning with his fellow club members to follow sustainable choices and go green. Kanishq is a remarkable youth leader in his community and we are proud to have him on our team!

Japneet Kehal is a grade 11 student who attends Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. Other than being involved in the Peace Welcome Club, he has volunteered at Seva Food Bank. He enjoys helping out in the community by being involved in clean ups at parks such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup that he attended at Chinguacosy Park. He also took time out of his summer to help out at Willow Park Ecology Centre for the Big Daddy Festival in 2011. In his spare time he decided to go to the Gellert Community centre to volunteer as a life guard. Japneet is very enthusiastic in helping Peace Welcome Club and broadening their message by letting others know about what they do and how his peers can be involved in the club, too. Way to go Japneet for showing the community how one step at a time, anything can be achievable!

Our next youth ambassador, Aditya Jindal is from Chandigarh, India and is part of our team since last year. In his 15 short years, Aditya is on his way to make change and shows no signs of slowing down. The Grade 10 student at St. Stephen’s School in Chandigarh is a youth-volunteer: he has participated in the tree planting events at his school for the past two years and even encouraged his family and friends to take part, volunteered for the local Hindu Temple, and became involved with an environmental group at school. He believes that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow and they are dedicating their time and energy to making a difference within their communities and around the world. The Peace Welcome Club is truly a road map for him to inspire his peers and make change!

Peace Welcome Club’s volunteer coordinator is a great community leader Swati Gupta.She is an accounting professional with 13 years’ experience locally and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from India. She is extensively involved with the local community and has volunteered with the Fern Forest Public School for the past three years. This is her third year on the Peace Welcome Club Committee and is overseeing volunteer involvement.

 

 

By: Harnoor Gill

Founder and spokesperson of Peace Welcome Club
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