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Khushi’s dream visit to the UN through karate

Posted on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 9:18 pm by Laura Mortimore

Photo of Khushi Ashwin holding a poster showing the 17 UN sustainable development goals on which the 1M1B programme is based.

Fourteen-year-old Khushi Ashwin, who lives in Bradley Stoke, is one of 25 young adults from around the world who have been selected to speak at a special conference on global sustainable development being held at the United Nations in New York in February 2019.

Khushi, who attends Abbeywood Community School in Stoke Gifford, has been working towards her dream for many months now and through her hard work and determination, that dream is finally becoming a reality.

Khushi is a black belt 2nd dan in shotokan karate and she is campaigning for gender equality. At fourteen, she already has a mission to reduce violence against women. She says:

“I dream of a world where there is no discrimination based on what gender you are. I want equal rights to be given to all girls and boys.”

She has chosen karate as a means to help her get closer to achieving her dream of women’s empowerment. Describing what karate means to her, she says: “I personally have had many benefits from learning the martial art form of karate. It is an amazing sport which is not only fun to do, but also trains our physical bodies to be flexible, keeps us mentally fit and teaches us self-discipline and endurance, and above all it teaches us self-defence techniques.”

Khushi has attended a Future Leaders’ course organised by 1 Million for 1 Billion (1M1B), a skills development and entrepreneurship programme based on the 17 UN sustainable development goals.

The programme aims to train one million young people to create jobs for one billion people.

More: Teaching self-defence karate to disadvantaged girls in India »

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BSCS celebrates student achievements (6/1/2012)

Posted on Saturday 7th January 2012 at 10:21 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke young achievers

Bradley Stoke Community School is celebrating achievements made by a number of its students over the last few weeks.

Dani Williams (Year 10) competed in the Junior Mixed Pair category for Harriers Acrobatic Gymnastic Club at the British Open Tournament in Stoke-on-Trent. Dani and her partner qualified for the final and came first, receiving Gold and the title of Great Britain Junior Mixed Pair 2011.

Corne Human (Year 8) received his black belt in Shotokai Karate on 11th December 2011 after 6 hours of grading. He also received the trophy for the best student of the day (Ippon Trophy).

Andrew Sotheran (Year 10) has been awarded his Royal Life Saving Society Award of Merit. Andrew also has his First Aid at Work certificate and is a recognised first aider within Scouting.

Read more about these achievements in the latest school newsletter.

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