Shaila Abdullah

United States

  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Languages: Urdu and English


Girls Helping Girls founder Sejal Hathi stands among students at the New Light community center in Kolkata in August, 2008.

Thursday, December 04, 2008 7:33 PM

Sejal Hathi is a 17-year-old student at Notre Dame High School, in San Jose, California. In 2007, when she was 15, Sejal founded Girls Helping Girls, an international non-profit organization connecting girls from the United States with girls from other countries. The organization fosters self-esteem and helps young women dialogue about important issues, nurture cross-cultural friendships, and collaborate to create social change in their local communities.

Founder of Momentus International, Anya Kandel facilitates a theater workshop with youth in Anloga, Ghana.

Thursday, November 05, 2009 6:28 AM

Featured Community Voice: Anya Kandel, Momentus International

Anya Kandel, founder and creative director of Momentus International, is sparking a global conversation among youth. Working with young people in California, Ghana and the Netherlands, her organization provides a creative space for them to communicate with and empower one another through the universal language of the arts.

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