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Green Hope Foundation

Green Hope Foundation is a youth organisation working on Education for Sustainable Development, children's rights and environmental protection by empowering young people and helping to build effective partnerships with all stakeholders of civil society.
Kehkashan Basu, Founder
Children are the future of the planet and we have the fundamental right to a life of dignity.

Kehkashan Basu, Founder


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HundrED 2021

HundrED 2020

HundrED 2019


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Innovation Overview

6 - 18
Age Group
60 000
3 050
Updated on June 30th, 2022
about the innovation

What is Green Hope Foundation?

Young people are among the largest stakeholders of civil society yet one of the least represented, and do not have a voice in determining their future. Young people have immense potential and possess the capability to bring about change.

Green Hope believes in providing a platform of engagement to young people , in particular to children , so that they are empowered in driving change in civil society. We believe, that as generations of the future , we need to play a determining role in the sustainable development dialogue. This forms the basis of all our "on the ground" campaigns . Our work is based on a bottom up approach whereby our young members work "hands on" on different campaigns thereby gaining the experience of becoming changemakers.

Our campaigns encompass the following :

  • Fighting Land degradation 

  • Sustainable Consumption and production

  • Climate change campaigns

  • Know your carbon footprint

  • Alternate energy - move away from fossil fuels

  • Biodiversity conservation

  • Gender Equality

  • Future Justice

  • Peace

  • Nuclear Disarmament

  • Sustainable Cities

  • •Health & Sanitation

Scalability in 2021: 

Green Hope Foundation has scaled to 16 countries, including India, Nepal, Oman, Bangladesh, Canada, UAE, USA, Suriname & Sierra Leone, with 2060 members across the globe. Kehkashan and the team have conducted over 150 academies and engaged 60,000+ students worldwide. Green Hope Foundation has plans to expand to more countries in Africa and Latin America. We already have chapters in some countries in these regions, but we would like to create a greater impact in more nations.

Impact during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

• Green Hope Foundation has conducted 11 high-level webinars with speakers from the United Nations, governments, parliamentarians, faith organizations and civil society organizations, bringing expert knowledge to civil society, especially students. 

• Green Hope has also conducted 16 virtual workshops for students across the world, teaching them the Sustainable Development Goals and actions that they can take to implement these goals in their communities. 

• In Bangladesh, Green Hope is distributing sanitation packs, soaps, reusable masks and rations such as rice, lentils, oil to families in vulnerable communities. 

• Green Hope is also planting trees in Bangladesh and India.


HundrED Academy Review

Having a bottom up approach and at the same time working through different stakeholders in the system makes this impactful and scalable. Being a youth lead organisation, I think it's a great platform for students to learn 21st century skills.

- HundrED Academy Member

Both impact and scalability are high as it provide a platform to young people so that they are empowered in driving change in civil society.

- HundrED Academy Member
Children are not given a platform to share their thoughts and feelings. Sustainability is an area that is often given no time in the curriculum. Green Hope Foundation is an organization run by children for children. The group works towards spreading the message and teaching about living a sustainable life. Green Hope Foundation has had a positive impact on thousands of young people globally.
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Achievements & Awards

September 2020
Harvard University, British Council and York University Research Study
August 2020
2020 Voices Youth Award – Gorbachev Shultz Legacy award for Peace
May 2019
November 2018
HundrED 2019
September 2018
Selected to the Spotlight on Sustainability
August 2018
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Environment Academy
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Road shows
We set up booths and stalls at various community and corporate events and engage with visitors spreading awareness on sustainability concepts.
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Ground level projects
Cleanups, habitat conservation , tree plantings, door-to-door community awareness, educational field trips.
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Social upliftment campaigns
We raise funds for natural disaster victims and community driven campaigns on cancer , diabetes , obesity to name a few. Throughout the year, our members raise funds to support workers and labourers .
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Social media campaigns
The social media is power outreach tool and we reach out across geographical boundaries with the help our youtube and twitter messages. Our recent social media efforts are :
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