SDGs: Quality Education, Gender Equality
My experience as a delegate at The Youth Assembly was incredibly inspiring, and I hope to be able to use my passion as an Ambassador to foster a similar environment to inspire youth to take action.
As a student currently studying International Relations and Business, a lot of Maya’s work in the past year has been focused on affecting change both locally and globally. Most prominently, she was able to focus on furthering the SDGs through her work with AIESEC and S.W.A.M. (Swimming With A Mission). For AIESEC, Maya help educated international students to obtain jobs in Canada in order to gain not only work experience but life experience as well. This targets SDG 4 – Quality Education because the candidates often come from developing countries and gaining experience in Canada is able to greatly diversify their knowledge base. Additionally, S.W.A.M. allows her to provide local, high-quality swim education to differently abled students who cannot afford regular swim classes. Through working with a program that allows instructors the time to specifically tailor swimming lessons to the students’ needs, their confidence in the water and education is enhanced. Maya actively takes part in both of these organizations because she believes that everyone should have valuable educational opportunities accessible to them, whether academic or physical. Overall, Maya’s passion lies in global affairs and how the youth of today is able to take strides to influence them. Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and beginning by voicing your opinions on any and every platform is the only way that we will be able to change the world in the way that it has proven necessary.