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    Inna serves the hidden population of Indonesian women who are pregnant but can not easily obtain information or see a doctor because of social and legal barriers.

    #LeadYoung - Joshua Williams: Supporting people experiencing homelessness and poverty

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    Joshua’s story is more than the story of one young person leading young. It is the story of creating a culture for all youth to be changemakers. It is the story of creating a culture and a pathway to help thousands of young people know they have the power to change the world.

    #LeadYoung - Matine Khalighi: Turning empathy into collective action for the good of all in Denver, Colorado

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    Changemakers embody a new form of leadership needed in our rapidly changing and complex world.  Rather than one person leading and others following, today’s new leadership enables everyone to participate through fluid, open collaboration so that everyone can contribute. Matine’s story shows how a group of empathetic young peers learned how to identify a problem, build a team, and implement a solution. Together they are helping other young people realize their power as changemakers.

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    Candice Lys is cultivating a new generation of young leaders through a novel form of public health education that encourages expression through the arts. In doing so, Candice supports historically marginalized and isolated communities to address deep seeded challenges through evidence-based holistic practices and reciprocal and experiential ways of learning across generations.

    By intelligently combining agriculture and education, Christoph Schmitz has re-invented the way in which to restore our knowledge and understanding of environmental processes and thus sets the foundation for a whole new generation of people to think and act more sustainably.

    Ashoka European Changemaker Summit

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    Looking at Europe from a different angle: As origin to impactful social innovations and their founders

    2018 Global Study Finds Ashoka Fellows Change Policy, Market Dynamics, and How People Think

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    In 2018, Ashoka led one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing social entrepreneurs ever conducted.

    Mikuláš works to spur civic engagement and a sense of responsibility for public life among youth and adults of Central Europe by encouraging them to examine, understand and engage with shared past and relate on a deeper level to the importance of overcoming indifference to public life in the human history.

    Edward Ahmad Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees.