Bonita Sharma

Country representing

Nepal

Languages

Nepali
English

Education

  • Purbanchal University, Tribhuvan University
  • Bachelor in Public Health, Master in Nutrition

Current organisation

Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI)

Current role

Founder and Team Leader

Skills and Expertise

Blogging
Nutrition
Social entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

Education
Environment
Health
Media
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

My drive to contribute in social good has led me to form a network of young health workers who are voluntarily working in the area of maternal and child health in one of the earthquake affected districts in Nepal. Few months ago I had developed an innovative tool called the "Nutribeads". Nutribeads is in the form of a colorful bracelet which is developed as an educational tool to educate mothers about proper child feeding practices during the first 2 years of the child's life. After winning the Unicef Youth Innovation Challenge and receiving grant to take my idea forward, I partnered with local handicraft to make the Nutribeads. I also trained and empowered young health professionals and mobilized them to educate mothers in one of the underprivileged community of Nepal by using the Nutribeads. This way, I was able to promote the local business as well as make the mothers aware about proper child feeding which is supporting in prevention of malnutrition. From a simple doodle to a tangible solution of a health problem, I feel proud that Nutri-beads and my team of youth have made a positive impact on so many lives of mothers and children in Nepal.