“Sometimes, just believing in someone is the best way to help”

During the first edition of the Young Changemaker of the Year award in Finland, Mari Tikkanen was one of the mentors that supported the You Tell Me collective to grow and develop their social initiative, making their voices heard in wider professional networks. 

Today, as we launch the second...

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Hello from Kukkolaforsen!

My name is Yoana Adriyanova, and I am one of the participants of the Nordic Young Change-Leaders Summit. I am the founder of SOS Save Oslo’s Seas, an organization that focuses on pollution, cleaner seas, sustainable habits, and youth engagement.

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Social challenges drive young people to action - launching the Nordic Youth Summit

A group of 18 young changemakers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland partner up to scale innovative solutions to societal challenges.

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Equality and Justice through Art

Riina Tanskanen is a 22 years old young changemaker and one of the finalists of this year's award Young Changemaker of the Year, who has founded Tympeät tytöt (Grumpy Girls) to work towards a more equal society and raise awareness through art.

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“There are enough questions to solve for everyone to be part of changemaking.”

Young people are often portrayed as a monolithic problem that they will eventually “grow out of.” However, without truly recognizing the capability and power of young people while they are young, we ignore their unique position to find solutions to many issues our society faces every day. And in our...

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“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...

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Meet Finland’s young changemakers of the year

Youth leaders take on sustainability, from sneakers to skyscrapers

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Interview with the new Finnish Changemakers of the Year

Changemaker of the Year is an award to community improving initiatives led by young Changemakers. This year, our jury members in Finland chose Rens original and You Tell Me Collective.

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“Never be scared; never pre-judge; never lose motivation or your positivity.”

Ashoka Nordic sat down to speak to Yoana Svetoslavova, a 19 year old Changemaker who launched the organization SOS UB, Save Oslo’s Seas Ungdoms Bedrift. In this article, we discover how and why Yoana started her changemaker journey as well as insightful tips for other young people who want to create...

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“A world of changemakers would be a better more enjoyable world”

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.

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Young changemakers – let’s think about more than profit

At Ashoka, we believe empowering youth is crucial if we want to achieve long-lasting change, and that’s why we want to help as many young people as possible to strengthen the skills needed to pursue it – skills like empathy, a sense of purpose, agency and teamwork. In this second episode, we are...

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Social Entrepreneurship should start in school

How do we work with Social Entrepreneurship? What does Social Entrepreneurship mean for you? What skills do you think a Social Entrepreneur need?

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Vi möjliggör för dig att coacha unga sociala entreprenörer

Together, Ashoka and Raoul Wallenberg Academy launches Changemakers Backyard, a tool enabling you to coach young social entrepreneurs. The full story is available in Swedish.

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