HealthSetGo (HSG), an organization focused on student health and well-being, has engaged with schools all over the country to find passionate and conscious youth keen to bring about a change for the better. This outreach is a next step towards involving youth in the future dialogues for food as a part of the Act4Foode Act4Change campaign by the UN. HSG aims to empower school children as Youth Advocates to take up awareness initiatives in their respective schools to prepare for the future. The Youth Advocates are spreading information and understanding about the importance of food, diet, and nutrition to further bring in more and more youth into the fold further strengthening the messages of the campaign by UN.
HealthSetGo launched a customized Act4Food Act4Change platform encouraging schools in India to nominate young advocates and inspire them to register their Actions4Change. The Act4Food Youth Advocates Program follows a 3-pronged approach of awareness, advocacy, and youth engagement. Till date more than 80 youth advocates have been selected from 200 schools from across India. These young ambassadors of the campaign will conduct a webinar in school to select an action from the 17 listed actions on the Actions4Change website and execute a small-scale project with all school students.
This initiative has helped the cause and gathered over 11,700 pledges so far. More than 500 school children have impacted and supported the cause. Around 200 schools including the likes of Hamdard Public School – Delhi, The Takshila School – Sangli, The Millennium School- Meerut, PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore, The Shri Ram Millennium School – Noida, Delhi Public School – RK Puram had their students join in as youth advocates.
Priya Prakash, Founder & CEO, HealthSetGo, said, “I believe, us, the youth have the right and responsibility to have a contribution in the dialogue on food, globally. We are the future of the world, and we should be aware of what is in store for us in the next few decades or so. On World Food Day, it gives me immense joy to share that the youth advocates and ambassadors have done exceptional work in spreading the cause and making an impact. Over time, we plan to add more schools and make Act4Food Act4Change a stronger and long-lasting campaign”.