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Kanchan Amatya
Education
University of Oklahoma
SVC Selected
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Bio

An alumna of United World College, an OU Davis Scholar and the Founder of “Sustainable Aquaculture and Microfinance Initiative”; Kanchan Amatya is a young Social Entrepreneur and inspiring youth icon of Nepal, exploring new and effective ways in impacting the developing communities of the world. She is a Global Changemakers Fellow (British Council London), Founder of Helpless Women and Children Service Society Nepal (HWCSS), OK Ambassador to Women Prevention and Protection Nepal (WPPC), Ambassador of peace to World Peace Foundation (Thailand) and country director of Youth for Youth Organization Nepal. Through her works, she has successfully led many national and international delegations and projects; working with the world leaders and organizations in solving pressing issues as a Nepal Representative. Under her leadership, she has also collected funds for her pilot projects like “Vocational Training for Women Empowerment”, “Help the Himalayan Children of Nepal”, etc. For her contribution in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation and Women Empowerment; she has been recognized as an inspiring youth in national and international magazines and awarded with awards like Voice of Women- Nepal, Rotary and JCI Excellence. She currently works as the President of Nepalese Student Association in OU and an ambassador to WPPC Nepal for Oklahoma State where she works towards the welfare of international students and raises awareness regarding women trafficking in Nepal.