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Parvathi: Youth Ambassador

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25 July 2016 by Parvathi Subramaniam
Parvathi: Youth Ambassador

The youth ambassadors interacting with children from the government school in Teriya village

People who know me well, or know me at all, know I love High School Musical. Be it the combination of Zac Efron and catchy tunes, from the beginning, I was hooked. In the movies, the line “We’re all in this together” is repeated constantly. I never truly understood the meaning of “We’re all in this together” until I met these women.

The true power of unity was revealed to me when I met a World Vision self-help group in India. With the help of a supportive bank officer who agreed to approve a small loan for their start up farming cooperative – because he believed in their dream – a collection of farming families from the foothills of the Himalayas decided to work together to pool their produce to sell and jointly meet their financial needs. World Vision provided the education they needed to increase their farming yield and market their business. With all the support they needed, they were equipped to work together to achieve success.

The youth ambassadors interacting with children from the government school in Teriya village

The youth ambassadors interacting with children from the government school in Teriya village

If their own decision to work together in achieving a common goal wasn’t inspiring enough, after their first year as a group – before they started officially selling their produce to markets – they used their profits to buy school shoes for all the local school children.

To quote the women themselves: “It may be difficult to achieve our goal on our own, but together, anything is possible” and they certainly proved it.

The best part of it all was to see people stand up against the situation they were in. This year, I am more passionate than ever to show the world that I stand for an end to hunger and injustice. Join me in doing the 40 Hour Famine!

Parvathi Subramaniam Parvathi Subramaniam

Parvathi is a World Vision 2016 Youth Ambassador from N.S.W. Parvathi believes everyone has the power to make a difference and that if you want to see change, you need to be that change. She hopes to encourage and empower young Australians to make the difference they wish to see in their world. Read more at https://www.worldvision.com.au/get-involved/partner-with-us/world-vision-youth-ambassadors#xjaZEhOoOG5iBcwb.99

 

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