Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran selected for Champions of Change award in US

A 15-year-old Indian-American girl Swetha Prabakaran has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award.

She was chosen for the award in recognition of her efforts for empowering the community by imparting education of Internet coding through her non-profit Organisation.

She is among eleven young women selected by the White House as Champions of Change.

Swetha was born in Indianapolis to Indian parents who had immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998.

She is the founder and CEO of Everybody Code Now, a non-profit body working to empower the next generation of youth to become scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

About Champions of Change award

  • The award is given by White House to those who support working families and help make change in their companies or communities.
  • In this regard, White House had created the ‘Champions of Change’ programme in order to feature these individuals and to empower and inspire members of their communities.

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