These 3 teens are the ‘Lighthouses’ of future
Three children from Hyderabad — Aaria Chandwani, Adarsh Chittimoori and Saachi Gonzalez Chennur — have become a beacon of hope for the future, at least in these improbable times. The three teens from Chirec International School started The Lighthouse Project which aims to build global bonds against religious, cultural and racial discrimination. And this has earned them seats at a UN summit under the 1M1B (1Million for 1 Billion) Foundation.
1M1B is a non-profit organisation with a mission to activate one million young leaders who will impact one billion people for a sustainable planet. It is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is a United Nations accredited non-profit organisation with consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
The three class 10th students connect with students of other countries and talk about various issues — right from racial discrimination to religious differences. Learning and understanding each other’s cultures will help children to be more acceptable and appreciative of one another.
1M1B launched its first fellowship in Uttarakhand, in India, in 2014.