“If you see something that needs to change but no one’s changing that, then you have to change it.” These strong words of resolution come from Vandita Morarka, a young founder who is building compassionate youth leadership through her non-profit organisation ‘One Future Collective’. Started 14 months ago in the city of Mumbai, One Future Collective is a not for profit organisation that works towards building compassionate youth social leadership that enables youth to take on leadership and action in their micro-communities: towards creating large scale societal transformation. They do this through the use of art, education, community intervention and policy advocacy and consulting – across verticals of gender justice, mental health, legal reform and development policy. In a nutshell, One Future Collective aims to drive large scale societal change through youth leadership. In the short passage of 14 months, the organisation has trained 2,500+ social leaders directly and impacted more than 40,000 people indirectly. With a team of 17 young people, One Future Collective is working towards making each individual a change maker in society and also giving them a platform for their voice to be heard and mobilised for action. Their idea is to work towards one future which is positive, equal, feminist and intersectional (that’s also how their name came up!).

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