Teen Who Teaches Slum Kids Now ‘Swachha Mission’ Ambassador
Tarandeep Kaur, a 16-year-old girl studying in class XI, has become the brand ambassador of Mohali Municipal Corporation’s Swachh Bharat Mission. Her achievement is the outcome of the work she has been doing in bettering the lives of slum children.
“Her achievement earned her to become MC’s Swachh Bharat Mission ambassador,” commissioner of Mohali Municipal Corporation Sandeep Hans told TOI.
He also added that Tarandeep had actively been involved in teaching, helping children from the slum areas and other economically weaker sections.
“This was not a one-day task. She had done her observational research on people living in the slum areas and always had a will to do something for the people, especially for the budding young minds in the slums. She chooses to teach them,” he added.
Given her passion for such causes, he is sure that Tarandeep will prove to be an asset for the mission.
She conducts sessions at her home where she teaches these children about the importance of cleanliness.
The teen is also doing her IAYP programme (International award for young people). Community service is a mandatory part of it. She is doing this by educating school students about the need of cleanliness and motivating them to be a part of the drive.
“For achieving the targets, we have to bring a behavioural change regarding healthy sanitation practices. We need to generate awareness about sanitation and its linkage with public health. Our efforts should be to bring in a social change,” said Tarandeep.