We connect youth worldwide through video calls and other forms of media.
As humans, we learn best when we are passionate about certain subjects. It is easiest to become involved in world issues when we care about them personally. That is why through Break The Divide, students are given the opportunity to learn about others from a first-hand perspective and take action on issues facing communities.
Our main goals are to connect youth worldwide to get youth personally connected to issues and to support youth-led initiatives in BTD Chapters.
HOW IT WORKS
- In July 2016, co-founder Abhayjeet Singh Sachal traveled to the Arctic through the Students on Ice Foundation. Upon returning from the expedition, he looked into the issue more. Inuit suicide rates are 11 times the national average. In general, Aboriginal communities suffer while the rest of Canada thrives. The personal connections he made during the expedition were all so strong that he realized he needed to do something about these issues affecting his new friends.
- After brainstorming possible solutions to the issue with his brother, Sukhmeet Singh Sachal, they came up with Break The Divide - an international network of students that would connect, communicate, and create change.
- Sukhmeet spent 6 months in 2017 working and living in Inuvik, NWT, 300 km above the Arctic Circle. To address one of the greatest issues affecting youth in Northern communities, mental health and the stigmas behind it, he created a connection for Break The Divide by inspiring students to start up the second ever chapter at East Three Secondary. The students had video calls with youth from Delta, BC.
Meet the Team
Abhayjeet Singh Sachal
Co-Founder & Executive Director
16, Hockey Player, Pianist and Activist
Sukhmeet Singh Sachal
23, McGill Graduate and Future Physician
Director of Operations
17, Soccer Player
and Tamanawis Student