ON A WORTHY MISSION
Mission20 has been part of QatarToday's Green Programme for Schools since its first edition. We speak to founder Amanat Solanki about the organisation's roots and how the right influence in his early years helped steer his own life.
Amanat Solanki remembers the day Mission20's path crossed with that of He and his now-colleagues were in the 12th grade and they had been running Mission20 for four years. After school he slipped on a tie and went to meet the then Vice-President of Oryx Publishing and Advertising, who had chanced upon the group on Facebook. The company was looking for a team of young, committed volunteers to help implement an innovative environmental programme that aimed at taking the green message to the citizens of tomorrow in a direct and impactful manner. Environmental activism was, and remains, one of Mission20's main pillars. It didn't take much convincing. The meeting was short but the resulting association has stretched over several years.
Since then, Solanki's world has expanded. He has taken over his father's building materials business, is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Business Management and has a number of entrepreneurial ventures in the pipeline. But Mission20 remains as important to him now as it was