Faatiha Aayat, Youth Ambassador
Faatiha Aayat is an eleven-year-old sixth grader, presently living in New York, USA. Besides being a World Cleanup Day Youth Ambassador, she is a child rights activist and climate campaigner who regularly raises her voice against global warming, climate change, carbon emissions, fossil fuels etc. Additionally, she is the author of four published books and has pursued the professional development programme on “Becoming a Leader” from the University of Harvard’s Department of Continuing Education. At her Youth Ambassador elementary graduation she obtained the “President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence – Gold Certificate.’’ Faatiha runs her own organisation named CHIL&D, where she works on climate, health, information, learning and development issues. She became a champion in “My Goal– For A Better Future”, organised by the UN Environment Programme. Her prototype of Space Rover Perseverance and Helicopter Ingenuity has been nominated for display in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA. She also received the Amazing Artist Award in the “Ocean Under Threat” category at the Advena World Art Competition.