My inclination to give back to the community led me to initiate my project ‘Stories on Wheels’, a mobile library project. This was an initiative to help underprivileged children in rural villages with books, digital learning equipment and sports equipment to enhance their educational experience.
I remember when I was starting out the project with a goal of collecting nearly 2000 books, our librarian, Mr. Arun Kumar, helped me out immensely. In order to facilitate the maintenance of the van, I applied for the Global Youth Action Fund, an IB initiative. My project was selected and funded under the same. Along with the $3000, the IB also offered a Social Entrepreneurship course facilitated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. I am extremely grateful for the support I received from my teachers and my peers. Without it, I do not think I would have been able to achieve everything that I have. They have not only helped me inside the school with everything that I require but also outside the school, constantly helping me build my project into something better.