Kehkashan Basu, Founder
Green Hope Foundation
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
•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.
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