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Garvita Gulhati is enabling students in high schools across her community see that age is not a limit to solving problems you care about.
Garvita Gulhati enables students in high schools across her community see that age is not a limit to solving problems you care about. At 15 years old, she and her friend, Pooja S. Tanawade, did just that. They started “Why Waste?,” an organization educating citizens about creative ways to reduce water waste — starting with restaurants where four million gallons of water are wasted per year in India. Inspired by stories of change, Garvita is also building the Lead Young at Schools movement, which has up until today reached 800+ schools and about 2.5 million students across the country. She is also a very enthusiastic entrepreneur, dancer, and artist.
Check out Garvita's LeadYoung story, video, and a children's book documenting her story to finding her power to create positive change.
One Glass at a Time
Learn more about Garvita's work and recognition for a major international award for young changemakers.
Learn more about the #GlassHalfFull Campaign for promoting conscious consumerism and reducing water waste across India.
The Need to Co-lead
Read Garvita's article about the importance of activating others in building a world where everyone has their power to create positive change.