Name: Anoop Virk
Presented By: Matthew Grant, Director Marketing and External Affairs SFU Surrey
“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” – these are words Anoop Virk lives by. She already has an impressive list of philanthropic achievements and was named Canada’s Top 20 under 20.
While attending high school, Virk co-founded Project H.E.L.L.O (Helping Everyone Locate Loved Ones), an initiative that helps connect homeless residents of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver with their long lost family and friends. More recently, Virk founded Project L.O.V.E (Letting Our Voices Empower), which focuses on education, gender equality and giving girls equal access to opportunities. Virk spent the past summer in rural Zambia, building a school in order to integrate gender equality into the education system. The school also aims to teach boys and girls income generating skills.