Amy Gadhia

Age 16, Scotland

As a Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador, I attend meetings on sustainability and youth rights and speak at conferences.

I am setting up a fundraising fashion show for Scotland’s Association for Mental Health, with a team of young people – we have so far raised £3,500.

I am half Indian, half British – and the experience of this dual identity has been important to me. My dad ran away with my mum to marry, avoiding an arranged marriage. His parents disowned him, but soon forgave him. Nowadays, my grandmother believes gratitude and liberty matter most. This gives me hope for the future.

The support I received when my grandparents died showed me nothing is greater than the power of people.

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