What prompted you to set up GECS?
GECS was founded in 2020 during the pandemic. The idea was to create awareness about the several current environmental threats. Apart from this, we have completed several projects that has strengthened our foundation. We are attempting to make changes that are crucial for the survival of humankind. We also collaborate with various organisations that share our ideology.
What do you focus on?
As of now, we are researching on climate change and carbon emission. Our researchers are put up all over the world. Apart from basic research, our organisation is open to new ideas and projects related to current environmental threats. We also conduct webinars and events to develop new strategies.
What prompted you to research particularly on climate change? Which organisations have you partnered with?
Climate change is a topic that has fascinated me from my childhood. I have always wanted to discover solutions related to environmental issues in the world. This kindled my interest regarding climate change. Some leading global organisations gave us a helping hand in finding better solutions by supporting or partnering with us. These include MUN Impact, Youth International Conclave, Greener is Cleaner, INTSOC Foundation, etc. These organisations help us in making the project or any initiative successful.
How did your internship shape your skills?
Internships have played a prominent role in my life. I began my internship before starting my organisation. That is where my pursuit of social entrepreneurship or volunteering began. It helped me discover myself. I volunteered for organisations to pursue and enhance my skills. This gave me great exposure to improve skills needed for a social entrepreneur. Even after commencing my organisation, I continue to nourish my skills with internships that are meaningful to me.
What were the challenges you faced with your start-up?
Since I'm a high schooler, time management is generally between school and the organisation. Initially, I found it difficult to manage time. But luckily, online classes gave me the support to adjust to my studies. Another challenge was that since my team members were diverse, it was quite difficult to fix a convenient time for some webinars and events. These were the two primary challenges I faced and solved with my start-up.
As a budding activist and a young entrepreneur, what are your aspirations?
Being a social activist I can impact people in various ways where they get adequate knowledge to understand and fight against the cause. Like various environmentalists. I want to make Earth a better place for humans and other species living here. This was one of the reasons to choose entrepreneurship as my vocation. Some of the major aims include sustainability, climate change, and a few other hazardous issues such as carbon emissions This made me realise who I am and identify my concerns about environmental issues
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to spend a lot of time in yoga. This is something that keeps me calm Apart from meditation. I like swimming and horse riding as well
What is the one thing you want to change in society?
I want an impact where there are no environmental issues and also change the view of people regarding pollutants that are dangerous to the environment. I hope I bring in a change that is reasonable and impactful for the upcoming generations. I wish people abide by the sustainability goals and follow the same.
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