Name: Ish Jhaj
Presented By: Nav Chima, Simon Fraser University
Ish Jhaj started a non-profit organization Shooting For Hope in 2011 with the aim to encourage participation of females in sports. Shooting for Hope has the vision of giving young girls from rural communities a chance to enhance their lives through the beautiful game of soccer. Jhaj has held several camps in India promoting sports and confidence amongst females in India. Jhaj herself has also been involved actively in sports. At the age of 11, she was playing on a competitive provincial team and was also a forward on her high school teams. She was also part of Metro Women’s Soccer League premier division team.