Gill, now a grade 10 student at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, Ontario spoke to his family about his commitment to help others and has never looked back. He took a lead role to inspire others in Canada and beyond. His family provided support to help him reach out to others so that he could convey his message through his project.
Gill is a Canadian Sikh of Indian descent who was born in Hong Kong. His local connections to Canada are that he is a founder of Peace Welcome Club (PWC) and is also a student leader in his community of Georgetown, Ontario. A 15 year old teen, he has been volunteering nearly eleven years and plays basketball in his spare time.
The PWC that was founded by Gill in February, 2012 was to encourage other children such as newcomer youth to volunteer in the community. This is a one of a kind youth-led group which has created a lot of buzz worldwide. The age for these volunteers range from 4-18 year olds. Among PWC’s other projects: Jean Green Drive, Book Drive, Shoreline Clean Up, Go Zero Waste and No Hungry Children have made a lot of impact to the community on a local and international level..
His main objective relates to the topic of newcomer youth. “Young People need to focus on volunteering in their spare time, on building peace, rather than focusing on just their lives”, remarked .Gill runs the club and plans all the projects himself. Gill “You don’t have to ask anybody to do something for you, you step up and do what you want to change in this world – miracles don’t happen overn...
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... try your best”, suggested Gill. He explained that “the integral part of our green projects can be celebrated while bringing positive attitude as well as inspiring newcomer youth to get involved!”
“All of our projects are run under one forum and that is our facebook page,” confirmed Gill. “That is really interesting to know that a social media campaign can make a big difference in someone’s life with such a simple and clear message,” he added. Pamphlets, posters were created and distributed to share to spread the word in communities as far as India, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Nepal.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Unknown.
Now let’s celebrate a book drive to the world from us.
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