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FASHION AND BEAUTY UNITED- Creating Change Through Empowerment with ​Vedanshi Vala

Executive Director Vedanshi Vala was featured as a 'Wonder Woman' for her work with BOLT Safety Society.

2021/09/22

MING PAO DAILY NEWS- 有你伴我行 安全回家路

涉及仇恨及歧視的傷害個案近期增加,連那段回家的路也變得不安全。

若有人陪伴這一程,該有多好?
大溫一群年輕人聽見了你的心聲,

發起一項名為「Safe Buddies」(安全伙伴)的計劃,
內容不複雜,就是讓義工陪有需要的人士,安全返家。

2021/05/02

CBC NEWS- Youth volunteers launch safe walking program after recent stalking, racist incidents

The Safe Buddies Program matches volunteers with people who don't feel safe walking alone

2021/04/13

CTV NEWS- Recent racist, stalking incidents inspire 'buddy' system for people who don't feel safe walking alone

VANCOUVER -- A non-profit organization led by Vancouver youth launched a new program over the weekend to ensure people feel safe in their communities.

2021/04/12

CBC RADIO- Safe Buddies

BOLT Safety Society Co-founder and Executive Director Vedanshi Vala on BOLT's new "Safe Buddies" walking program for women and non-binary people who don't feel safe walking alone.

2021/04/12

CTV News- 'Safe Buddies' launched after recent incidents

A non-profit organization led by Vancouver youth has launched a new program to ensure people feel safe in their communities.

2021/04/10

CBC- Youthful safety group offers walking buddies to people afraid to go home alone

Vedanshi Vala explains how Safe Buddies works

2021/04/10

RICHMOND NEWS- Richmondite launches 'safe buddies' program

Program aims to help those who feel unsafe walking home alone

2021/04/09

OMNI TELEVISION- 義工組織 協助保護長者婦女的安全

Volunteer organization helps protect the safety of elderly women

2021/04/09

THE UBYSSEY- ‘Significant strides’: Students reflect on what it means to feel safe following Women's History Month

"I find that having a really great support network is really important."

2021/04/06

Safe Buddies: Youth work to keep seniors and women in their communities safe

BOLT Safety Society is a youth-led federal not-for-profit, working to improve safety in communities and increase support for survivors.

2021/04/06

GLOBAL NEWS BC- Program launched to address Metro Vancouver safety concerns

Vedanshi Vala, Co-Founder and Executive Director of BOLT Safety Society, shares details of their ‘Safe Buddies’ program that will see volunteers escorting women and seniors home.

2021/04/03

THE LYNDA STEELE SHOW- Safe Buddies

"If you're walking alone, things have been disconcerting lately."

2021/04/02

CANADIAN IMMIGRANT- Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

2021/04/01

THE INDO-CANADIAN VOICE- Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards

SURREY’S Top 25 under 25 Award Winners have been selected by the Surrey Board of Trade.

2021/04/01

SURREY NOW-LEADER- Meet Surrey’s ‘Top 25 Under 25’ for 2021

Celebration will take place digitally for second year in a row

2021/04/01

CANADIAN IMMIGRANT- Technology for Safer Communities

Inspiration can happen anywhere. Vedanshi Vala found hers while commuting on public transit.

2021/03/31

TRICITY NEWS- Metro Vancouver youth launch 'Safe Buddies' in response to anti-Asian hate crimes

The BOLT Safety Society is launching its Safe Buddies program to keep seniors and women safe when walking back to their homes.

2021/03/30

BURNABY NOW- Metro Vancouver youth launch 'Safe Buddies' in response to anti-Asian hate crimes

The BOLT Safety Society is launching its Safe Buddies program to keep seniors and women safe when walking back to their homes.

2021/03/30

VANCOUVER IS AWESOME- Metro Vancouver youth launch 'Safe Buddies' in response to anti-Asian hate crimes

The BOLT Safety Society is launching its Safe Buddies program to keep seniors and women safe when walking back to their homes.

2021/03/30

NEW WESTMINSTER RECORD- Metro Vancouver youth launch 'Safe Buddies' in response to anti-Asian hate crimes

The BOLT Safety Society is launching its Safe Buddies program to keep seniors and women safe when walking back to their homes.

2021/03/30

THE QUIET WARRIOR SHOW

EP#170 STUDENTS FOR SAFETY with Vedanshi Vala and Ravi Nichols

2021/01/21

STEWART BLUSSON QUANTUM MATTER INSTITUTE

People of SBQMI: Vedanshi Vala

2021/01/19

SING TAO DAILY- 2020 Outstanding Young Ambassadors Awards

VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation: 2020 Outstanding Young Ambassadors Award for Leadership

2020/12/25

DRISHTI MEDIA GROUP: YOUNG BOSSES PODCAST

Season 2 Episode 1 | Special Guest Host: Tom Dutta ft. Vedanshi Vala

2020/09/28

THE UBYSSEY- Second-year student Vedanshi Vala fights domestic violence, one Safe Hub at a time

Second-year science student Vedanshi Vala established the Safe Hubs network.

2020/09/12

SOUTH ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE- The Silent Pandemic

Youth create a network of safe spaces for domestic abuse survivors

2020/09/07

RICHMOND NEWS- Richmond student launches platform to help domestic abuse victims

Vedanshi Vala, co-founder and executive director of “Safe Hubs,” at the BOLT Safety Society.

2020/08/31

THE HARPREET SINGH SHOW- BOLT Safety Society on Safe Hubs Initiative

Live with The Harpreet Singh Show

2020/08/27

TAKINGITGLOBAL- #RisingYouth in Action: Vedanshi Vala

2020/08/08

NEWS 1130- UBC students set to launch app to help women stay safe

Students concerned about women's safety are launching an app that connects a user to a chosen group of "safe buddies." The app also features an experts hub where counsellors, martial artists and others share their insights and safety tips.

2019/11/30

RICHMOND NEWS- Richmond student launching personal safety app

Vedanshi Vala, co-creator of Bolt, an app designed for personal safety.

2019/11/29

RICHMOND NEWS- Richmond youth devise wearable panic button

Tech-savvy teens explore ways to keep women around the world safe

2017/06/25