About the Dehradun Hub of the Global Shapers Community
The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum to promote active citizenry among youth. It is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people, who are chosen on the basis of their exceptional talent and commitment towards bringing about positive change in their communities.
The Dehradun Hub is currently being curated by Design entrepreneur Joshua Hishey in his capacity as a volunteer. For more information visit:
Message from Joshua Hishey, Founding Curator of Dehradun Hub:
“We at the Dehradun Hub of the Global Shapers Community invite local youth to share their ideas of social change for the greater public good of Dehradun with us, and we will support the most promising of these ideas through on-hands mentoring, networking opportunities and other relevant inputs to help them translate their ideas into action”.
About Alaya Design Studio
Alaya Design Studio, is a design led social enterprise based in Uttarakhand which works with rural artisans and informal sector producers to design, manufacture and market a range of furniture and accessories in ecofriendly and sustainable resources such as Bamboo, Natural fibers, non endangered wood and assorted renewable materials.
About Gaurav Juyal
Gaurav Juyal is an independent artist who has cherished his entire childhood in Dehradun.
He has received his specialisation in Animation Film Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He also hosts a popular television show for Walt Disney called Art Attack, Apart from random experiments and art that he does in his spare time, he conducts numerous creative workshops across India and his favorite people on earth are kids. He plans to keep up developing learning ways for kids to make them into super kids, in every sense.