A member of the Harrow Youth Parliament was invited to speak at the House of Commons to debate the most pressing issues faced by young people today, voted on in the Make your Mark Campaign.
Kashmea Wahi, 18, from Harrow, was one of the 12 elected representatives from all the regions in the UK who opened the debate on the Cost of Living Crisis.
“To get a chance to represent the youth voice at the despatch box in Westminster was a surreal experience. I hope that our voices will be heard and actions taken to combat such an important issue”, she said.
Kashmea is also ‘very proud’ to be one of the only non-frontbencher MPs to get to speak at the Despatch Box at the House of Commons.
Over 150 members of youth parliament (MYPS) voted in support of the cost of living crisis, making it the national campaign of the UK Youth Parliament. At the moment, there is no more pressing issue than ensuring our people can afford to live, say members.
In addition, Kashmea has been tirelessly working alongside the charity Go Dharmic, to increase their number of food distributions, to help meet the growing demand. She believes that these distributions are absolutely critical for thousands of people across the country.
It was a great way for her to celebrate her first day being 18!. Kashmea added that she “is very passionate about combatting food poverty and was grateful to be chosen for this opportunity out of all of the youth in London.”
She hopes that this combination of activism and action will make a positive difference.