Indo-Canadian, Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, a 14-year-old student of Seaquam Secondary School in British Columbia has been selected to take part in the prestigious "Students on Ice Arctic Expedition".
Beginning July 21, he will travel with a team of over 100 high-school and varsity students from around the world, who will travel to the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland. The expedition will continue up to August 5, to the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland. During the expedition, participants will be learning about Polar Regions from global perspective. The participants will be guided by a team of scientists, artists and educators. The participants will also visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife and hike through Auyuittuq National Park.
The Indo-Canadian Grade 10 student is keener to explore several scientific researches, mainly about the dynamics of climate change. Sachal said the expedition lets him explore his passion for learning about the dynamics of climate change, and science research, and it will also give him an adventure of a lifetime. Sachal also received an $11,900 scholarship from the US Embassy for the expedition.
Sachal is an active member of Debate & Model United Nations Club. He loves playing instruments such as piano, tabla and also enjoys sports like hockey, badminton etc.
Students on Ice (SOI), is a foundation which began in the early 2000, intends educating the global youth about the importance of the Polar Regions. Over the years, more than 2,500 students and educators from 52 countries have participated in such expeditions organized by SOI.