#ICANHELP is excited to announce that Hurshneet Chadha , online content creator and influencer, win the #DigitalForGood 2022 award for his excellence in promoting a positive online environment for others nationwide.
During the sixth annual #Digital ForGood Summit, hosted by #ICANHELP, Hurshneet was announced as one of the ten winners for his creation of Project Smile.
Hurshneet is a student from Peoria, Arizona who was inspired to create project smile to bring people together through the power of smiles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Project Smiles was created on social media in hopes of putting smiles on the faces of patients battling COVID-19. The project has expanded to create a positive impact on the mental, physical and environmental well-being of anyone in need via card making, literacy drives, smile art kits for kids, food drives, and dental hygiene kits. Hurshneet’s project has gained over 1,000 volunteers worldwide and has raised over $4,000 for the Phoenix Cancer Support Network.
#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.’
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