Harneet Kaur KhanguraCambridge, ON
Driven to make an impact in her community, Harneet Khangura has started several initiatives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she identified a learning gap among her peers and the stress it was causing several students, which motivated Harneet to start a grassroots organization, Virtual Teach & Learn, to provide free, 1:1 virtual tutoring to students from grades K-12. Over 300 students continue to be helped through the program. Wanting to continue making an impact, she developed a project, B2SProject2021 which was successful in providing 200 students who lived in chronic hunger with free school supplies. The following year, Harneet ran a Period Poverty project which was successful in providing 185 women who lived in homeless shelters with menstrual hygiene supplies.
Memory Quilt Quest (MQQ)
The Memory Quilt Quest (MQQ) is dedicated to strengthening relationships between seniors in retirement homes through a quilting project designed to preserve important milestones in each senior’s life. Each quilt holds a very deep meaning in relation to the milestone and is unique to the owner (or recipient). Once assembled together, the quilt tells a story that encapsulates associated memories. The MQQ aims to build everlasting bonds in senior homes through our memory quilts.
About this Project
My project will involve and/or impact the following communities:
- At risk youth & children
- Refugees & newcomers
- Racial or visible minorities
- Multi-barrier populations
- LGBTQ2+ Community members
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
When it comes to community impact projects, the UN has created 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are the Sustainable Development Goals associated with my project.
- SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
- SDG 1: No poverty
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
How the project works
Residents of the senior home will participate by assembling a memory square that represents them. The opportunity aims to foster new bonds between seniors through connections formed upon memories. The final product of the squares assembled together will depict how they are all a part of a bigger connection.
The project aims to make an impact by fostering new connections in Senior homes, while simultaneously strengthening existing ones. Connecting with others increases mental health, decreases loneliness, boosts motivation, and so much more.
The Memory Quilt Quest (MQQ) is dedicated to strengthening relationships between seniors in retirement homes through a quilting project designed to preserve important milestones in each senior’s life.
Our team consists of several, dedicated high school students.