Project Description

Shayna Thakrar

Age 10, Stanmore, Middlesex

I really want to reduce poverty and make the world a better place. I’m only 10 years old, but I’m already getting involved in events and fundraisers. Among many other things, I’ve served in the slums of India, thrown a party for disabled adults and raised thousands of pounds for The Youth Project, an organisation of young people who want to make a positive difference in the world. I’ve also got involved with helping the community in my school, by working as a mentor for other pupils.

Before I got involved in social action, I wasn’t as confident as I am now, particularly with speaking in public. This all changed when I was 8, and I managed to give a speech to 400 people at a school in India! This has really opened me up to the idea of speaking more in public, and since then I have spoken many more times.

I’m always looking for new ways that I can make a change in the community, and I’m really looking forward to doing more social action work in the future.