Age 19, England – Greater London
My social action has influenced national policy and will have a positive impact on thousands of young Scottish people.
Through my work with Youth For Change, Female Genital Mutilation is now a mandatory part of the Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum. Due to the period poverty campaign, it’s now Scottish Government policy to provide free sanitary products in all schools, colleges and universities. Meanwhile, the YouthVIP report I worked on will affect volunteering and social action for young people across Scotland.
But the most exciting part of social action is seeing the cogs in people’s minds whirr as their thinking starts to shift.That’s so exciting.