Veena is a tribal youth from Kanbai village of Kherwara block. She is in the 2nd year of her Bachelors in Arts and hails from a family of farmers. She helps her mother and father with daily chores. She is the first young person from her village to be associated with ALFA. She has been selected as one of the five fellows supported by Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) through which she is addressing gender inequality in her village by spreading awareness and sensitizing youth about gender discrimination.
She is an extremely passionate young woman who wishes to put an end to the stereotypes especially associated with gender roles. She is dedicatedly working towards spreading awareness about the importance of education to every girl in her village. After claiming her fellowship from C3, she has formulated a strong group of young people with whom she conducts different activities throughout the month and engages them in issue-based discussions.
“I want to help the society in whatever way possible and eradicate the evil thinking of people. I wish to channelize the thoughts of young people towards constructive practices through which they can help our village towards development. Thanks for providing me the fellowship of C3”, says Veena.
Veena wishes to create active citizens in her village where young people would take the lead and advocate for the issues which have taken a long time from getting addressed by the Panchayat. She aspires to become a teacher so that she can enlighten the path of coming generation with positive thoughts from the beginning and make them informed citizen.
“I discovered that ALFA promotes the environment of working together and provides a platform to young people to voice their concerns and ideas openly without being judged. It is true to its name, Sanjha Manch. I am happy that I am associated with ALFA.”
- Veena, Youth Volunteer and C3 Fellow, Kanbai