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Student Creates an Organization to Promote Accessibility to Healthcare!

digital4good Sep 15, 2022

#ICANHELP is excited to announce that Gauri Nimbalkar , online content creator and influencer, wins the #DigitalForGood 2022 award for her excellence in promoting a positive online environment for others nationwide.

 

During the sixth annual #Digital ForGood Summit, hosted by #ICANHELP, they were announced as of the ten winners for their work on The Association for Youth Well-Being (YWB), a non-profit organization that partners with the UN and online communities to empower underprivileged youth with knowledge of the importance of well-being and health rights. YWB continues to grow and increase its outreach and the organization even has internship opportunities for talented youth. To learn more about YWB, check them out on Instagram @association.for.ywb!

 

Who is Gauri Nimbalkar?

Gauri  is a student from Bangalore, Karnataka who was inspired to create YWB in order to close the gap of health care accessibility by giving youth a chance to join the leaders at the table and speak up for what is theirs. Gauri works across multiple sectors to facilitate the education of young girls and underprivileged youth about the importance of an intersectional approach to health. YWB has impacted over 4000 people online and has been declared one of the youth-led organizations through the UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum. 

 

Digital4Good’s Message

#Digital4Good is spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving online environments. The #Digital4Good Summit celebrates student innovation and showcases the apps, organizations, and communities founded by student changemakers across the US. Co-founder Kim Karr explains, “#ICANHELP has worked with over 250,000 students to be the digital change they want to see.” Co-founder Matt Soeth adds, “The focus is always on the negative, and we have some amazing youth out there making a difference. We want students to inspire others to be digital leaders.”   

By bringing together a broad range of students, educators, and industry leaders, the #Digital4Good Summit represents a student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and problems in society today - students as part of the solution, not the problem.​ ​The summit raises awareness and inspires students to take action through the celebration of the many examples of students using ‘digital for good.’   

 


 

For interviews and more information, please contact Kim Karr at [email protected]

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