Kamakshi Bhavnani is a 15 year old entrepreneur, environmentalist, award winning artist, Junior PADI certified diver, member of the Climate Action Hong Kong, Vice chairperson of Us for Planet, project coordinator for Hong Kong Ocean Youth and founder of Youth Ocean Alliance, an organisation focused on creating global network of young ocean ambassadors working on citizen science and conservation projects in order to conserve and protect our oceans.
Kamakshi is a changemaker and has worked on several social and environmental issues like diabetes, mental health in teens, STEM education for girls, coral bleaching, oil spill in Bangladesh, biodiversity, climate action. Kamakshi believes that young people can change the world and seeks every opportunity to inspire young people to believe in themselves and take action.
Zoe is a Form 5 IB student studying at the St. Paul's Co-educational College in Hong Kong. She has a keen interest in the sciences, and is hoping to pursue a scientific or medical career in the future. Outside of school, Zoe is involved in her school's choir and symphony orchestra, and also has experience in student-led initiatives.
I am a 16 year old from Sweden, passionate about some of the most important issues of our time, two of them being climate change and the refugee crisis. I am especially interested in corporate sustainability and I strongly believe that companies and the private sector will have to take the lead in the transition to a sustainable world.
I am a member of Action for Refugees, a student led organisation at my school Hong Kong Academy. The focus is on action based progress within the refuge community and I was happy to contribute as an organiser in an arts fundraiser event for refugees in Hong Kong.
Soon it’s time to move back to Sweden after five fantastic years here in Hong Kong, time and travels that have shaped me as a person. These are experiences that will stay with me forever and continue to impact my life in Sweden and abroad.
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