Nominated Asian Girl Ambassador 2013: Thansila Muyyarikkandy (Finalist)

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Name: Thansila Muyyarikkandy

Organization: India’s The Peace Gong

Awards/Achievements: 1) Wayanad Shishu Panchayat President; 2) Shishu Panchayat Micro Finance Bank Founder; 3) Chief editor of Peace Gong Kerala; 4) Media literacy head of AFRC INDIA

 

Introduction

I am the president of Wayanad Shishu Panchayat (a national movement aimed at educating people in India about democracy and children’s rights). I led a group representing my home state of Tamilnadu in a UN-supported youth consultation on the UN Millennium Development Goals, an event which was organized by youth-led development agency Restless Development. At Wayanad, I performed many tasks including leading a group of girls to conduct the UN My World Survey and coordinating a youth conference on volunteerism. Continue reading

Nominated Asian Girl Ambassador 2013 & 2014: Shraddha Mahat

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Name: Shraddha Mahat

Organization: Nepal’s Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN)

Awards/Achievements: (1) Participant in Extra-Curricular Activities Promoting Children’s Rights (2) Strong Advocate for Girls’ Rights (3) Advocate for Girls’ Equal Right to Education (4) Works with Jagriti to Assist Helpless Girls Trapped in Early Marriage or Dangerous Situations

Introduction

JCYCN was formed by former child club activists and like-minded youths. This children’s club was the first of its kind in Nepal. I am also an active member of the Jagriti Child Club Nepal and have been part of JCYCN since 2010.

I always participate in extra-curricular activities like quiz contests, debate competitions, and speech competitions that are related to children’s rights. I do this both in school and outside school. I like to interact with social organizations, especially those related to girls. I have actively participated in many such programs related to girls. Continue reading

Nominated Asian Girl Ambassador 2013: Tserenbaljir Mandakh (1st Asian Girl Rights Award Winner)

Name: Tserenbaljir Mandakh Organization: Mongolia’s The Princess Center for the Protection of Girl’s and Young Women’s Rights Awards/Achievements: 1) Client turned advocate;  2) Board member and club coordinator at Young Mothers’ Club, The Princess Center Introduction I was born on July 17, 1995 and now … Continue reading