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Ep. 5 | Rochelle Prasad: Sparking the Leaders of Tomorrow

Release date: January 17, 2022 | Length: 29:08

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Steve sits down with Rochelle Prasad, the co-founder of SPARK Foundation. Rochelle has extensive experience in community engagement, youth empowerment, and life education. In this episode, Rochelle shares how her passion for community service and leadership began from a very young age, the experiences that have shaped her work today, and her plans for the future. 

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Guest: Rochelle Prasad

Rochelle Prasad is an internationally recognized leader/educator, and is the founder of a thriving non-profit called SPARK Foundation. SPARK Foundation offers life education programs (workshops, camps and community programs) to young people throughout Canada. Rochelle has had over 7 years of experience in: startup environments, leading teams, community engagement, policy making, and project management. 

Besides her non-profit work, she is also the youngest committee member to be sitting on the committee of Community Service at the City of Surrey and Provincial Committee on diversity and policing, were she helps to build policy and shape change in themes of: quality life, public safety, and community engagement. 

Because of her work and leadership, she is the recipient of the: Top 50 Change Makers in Canada by the Globe and Mail 2021, International Princess Diana Award 2020, Canada 150 award in leadership, Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 2018, the Governor General Sovereignty Award, is the author of her book titled "Because We Can", and continues to travel the world in pursuit of building sustainable communities.

Rochelle has also been interviewed on: BBC International News, Global BC and local news channels,  published in the Globe and Mail, local magazines, and written about in over 50 articles in the world.

She is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocate and champions goals number: 4, 11,13 and 17 throughout her project management, entrepreneurship, and community engagement work.