Through generations of movement building and unifying diverse groups, young people in Indonesia exemplify why every young person must find their power to create and contribute to positive change. Combatting the inequalities and injustices of today in Indonesia or around the world cannot be left to adults or a few leaders. Instead, everyone must be a changemaker.

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Ila - Strengthening young women’s voices through storytelling in Bulukumba, Indonesia

Ila began to discover her changemaking power when she questioned oppressive cultural norms that hinder girls’ access to education. 

Angela - Daring young people to dream and lead in Surabaya, Indonesia

Angela’s story highlights how a group of teens can create a cultural shift towards young changemaking through activities that develop their self-concept and leadership capacity in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

RJ - Changing consumer behavior to reduce e-waste across Indonesia

Starting with a research question, RJ is dedicated to reducing electronic waste through normalizing recycling and, more importantly, sustainable consumption of electronics. Starting with a research question, RJ is dedicated to reducing electronic waste through normalizing recycling and, more importantly, sustainable consumption of electronics.  

Lita - Hosting creative spaces for young people to find their inner power in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Lita invites her peers to engage in personal exploration and intellectual bravery, while fostering an environment that supports curiosity for other’s ideas and cultures.

Jessica - Addressing intolerance by promoting diversity and inclusion among classmates in Surabaya, Indonesia

By promoting values of diversity and tolerance, Jessica and her team are shifting how young people interact with one another for a more resilient and equitable Indonesia. 

 

Rere - Creating a culture of self-expression and positivity in Magelang, Indonesia

Rere to open a “multiliteracy” center to encourage a culture of reading, writing, and changemaking through expressing thoughts, voicing opinions, and producing positive content. 

“What can I do for my village?” Riski strives for community prosperity in Malang, Indonesia

Thanks to the support and inspiration from his parents and grandparents, Riski is leading initiatives that address both environmental and economic challenges to improve his village’s quality of life. 

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