Elaborate on any one of your extra curricular activities. – 150 words
Many of my peers are victims of bullying, in school and at home. But I didn’t have a solution to proffer– until some students threw paint on my face in misplaced jest. I was stunned into temporary silence. This initial shock morphed into a determination to support students going through the same, or even worse. Thus, I initiated ‘Headway Campaign’, a peer-run mental health platform that provides emotional support to high school students, whilst attempting to mitigate the stigma attached around seeking help. I rallied together a team of four volunteers to get professional training in listening under Dr Samir Parikh. Leveraging social media and an online portal, we have been able to reach 26 students through workshops and peer support groups at school to extend a safe listening space and a consequent first port of support.
This experience has given me a strong sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.Published in