In February 2019, teenager Charlotte Lastoweckyi joined her first protest against climate change. Just months later, she helped to organise one of Manchester’s largest climate actions to date – the September 20th Climate Strike in city centre. Three to four thousand young people and adults joined to...
“A gentle push to the right direction can take you far”
Yosra Ali is a young changemaker and participant of the Changemaker Camp 2020 who works and engages in projects centered on toxic honor-culture and violent extremism. Her main professional focus is working with women in exposed or dangerous situations, allowing them to make their voices heard and...
The Contagious Power of Changemaker Education: Timo's Changemaker Journey
Timo, a young changemaker from Switzerland, is on a path to reimagine education through design thinking and project-based learning. Embedded within his story are the early years of social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Christiane Daepp, an ally, and advocate for young people like Timo to be...
How a student used her power in local politics
For anyone who feels like their voice doesn’t matter in the public square, Liv Clark has a story to share. The 18-year-old’s choice to speak up in her hometown of Manchester, England resulted in thousands of young people across the city now enjoying free public bus rides. It was during the 2017...
Breaking the Silence: Alejandra’s Changemaker Journey
Today, at the age of 24, Alejandra is breaking the silent systems against human trafficking and modern slavery in Spain.
Social connection for generational divides: Eduardo’s Changemaker Journey
Eduardo creates spaces for intergenerational learning and living in order to combat barriers to interconnected social problems. With a tract record for changemaking, we look closely at Eduardo’s journey to changemaking.
Changemaking from Home: Anton's Changemaker Journey
Ashoka Nordic sat down (digitally, of course) to speak to Anton Karlsson, a Changemakers Camp alumnus and a young Changemaker, to talk about how and why he started, together with fellow young Changemakers, “Coronahjälpen” or Corona help in English.
More than Profit: Isaac's Changemaker Journey
In our Ashoka Nordic's interview with Isaac Sene, a young artist and changemaker from Finland, he shares his hopes for the post Covid-19 world: that people would be less concerned with profit, in a way that would enable better outcomes for people and planet. His thoughts echo those of many of his...
Meet the young people invited to speak with the Spanish royal family
Three young leaders reflect on the visit of a lifetime, the journeys that led them there, and the change they seek to make