My name is Hana and I am a Canadian highschool student who is the founder of GFC Canada (GFC), a youth organization that beliefs in instilling young girls and youth with the confidence and equipping them with the resources needed to create change and be the leaders of tomorrow and for the future generations of females are the key to success. From a young age, I have always been passionate about advocating for human rights, especially women’s rights and the empowerment and uplifting of youth.
I believe that women have extreme potential to lead a nation’s youth to succeed and when equipped with the right resources and tools they will not only impact the future generations of females but the future of a nation. GFC’s mission is to instill confidence and equip young girls with the resources needed to create change and be the leaders of tomorrow and for the future generations of females. Whether it’s in the STEM field, trades, entrepreneurship, etc, young girls can feel empowered enough to pursue their career and also be a leader in their community and abroad. We are also aiming to alleviate girl’s educational barriers so young girls overseas can also have the tools and resources necessary to be successful and go to school, because when you build strong women you build a stronger nation.
Our goal for 2020/21 is to raise $3,500 to install a water well in a third world country in critical need of water to battle water insecurity and girls can spend six hours they were walking for unsanitary water into there education, and their future.
Overachiever Magazine was started by Rehana Paul in October of 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities.
Our name is poking fun at the stereotype that all Asians are overachievers, especially Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. It’s also in recognition of all of us who have had no choice but to be overachievers: managing societal expectations, family obligations, and educational opportunities, all while fighting the patriarchy.
We have grown since then, putting out bimonthly issues (we are contributor powered: apply to write for our next one!), and weekly reviews of culture, and news that is important to us.
You can find announcements, more news, and get to know our staff on social media: give us a follow, and learn how you can get involved today!
We do not claim to speak for all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. We are just here to give them a place to speak for themselves.