GHS Hiranwali Punjab bags Design for Change – UNICEF YuWaah Youth Challenge
YuWaah Youth Challenge seeks to inculcate social innovation
Hyderabad: The students of GHS Hiranwali, Punjab -- a partner government school under the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program of Bharti Foundation bagged a position in the Design for Change – UNICEF YuWaah Youth Challenge top 30 most inspiring ideas of change.
The YuWaah Youth Challenge seeks to inculcate social innovation and problem solving in young people as a part of experience-based learning and developing skills in students and youth which will help them in the future. Niti Aayog GoI, Atal Innovation Mission, YuWaah, Generation Unlimited, UNICEF and Civic Response Team are the knowledge partners and supporters of this initiative.
Students of GHS Hiranwali noticed that the health and well-being of stray animals and birds were affected owing to bad summer weather. People were also confined to their home during the COVID-19 -19 induced lockdown, making it further difficult for stay animals and birds to feed on the leftovers. This was an alarming call to the extent of endangerment of the species, which in turn, could also trigger an environmental impact. To address the issue, students came up with a replicable and scalable four-step solution which was environment-friendly and economical at the same time.