Age: 22 Home Town: New Delhi Education: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics, University of Delhi Specific Field Interests: Youth Empowerment, Education, Child Advocacy Placement: Aangan Trust (Mumbai, Maharashtra) Area of Focus: Youth Development
Highlights: At 19, Tanvi started Becoming I Foundation - an internationally recognised youth led organisation that brings young people face to face with community development projects. The organisation has operations in three cities, a volunteer pool of about 300 people and projects established in the feilds of primary and secondary education, women empowerment, life skills development, inclusive education and art expression.
Tanvi started her journey back in 2007 when she began using her skills as a theater performer to encourage children to come to school. Three years later this led her to a community of victims of sex trafficking in Najafgarh, where Becoming I started it's first project with the women and children in 2010. Attributing a large part of her knowledge base and passion to the people of Najafgarh and her inspiring teammates, Tanvi moved on to being named a Global Teen Leader at the Three Dot Dash - Just Peace Summit in New York and then represented India at the G(irls) 20 Summit in Toronto that same year. Soon after, she was selected as a panellist to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative and then at the United Nations. Tanvi has served as an International Fellow with the Global Fund for Children in Washington DC where she assisted the organisation in their communications and online marketing strategy and created a social media tool kit to be used by their grassroots grantee partners.
Tanvi has been awarded the Karamveer Puraskar - a national award for social justice and citizen action and the Youth Award for Contribution to Humanitarian Development at the United Nations for her work.
A control freak, obsessive traveler, Broadway fanatic and Kathak dancer on the down low, Tanvi aims to change how volunteerism and activism is perceived in India.