Name: Vanshika Jagtap
Location: London, United Kingdom
Role: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: £700
How did you get interested in global issues?
Being raised in Argentina by Indian parents and having lived in metropolitan cities like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and London made me a global citizen. I was introduced to the concept of globalization subconsciously, and thereby became a longstanding advocate of global cooperation.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I truly believe that caring for someone across the other side of the globe is a responsibility rather than a grand gesture. The world’s poor should be a concern for all, and the world leaders the first ones to advocate for systematic change.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am obsessed with dogs yet my mom is absolutely terrified of them so I was never able to have one. Accordingly, back home, I volunteered at a dog shelter and started to work with 30 dogs, 12 cats and 3 chickens at once.
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