“I want to leave everyone that I have met better than how I met them. I want them to begin to see possibilities in themselves, and begin to think of growth.”
Inclusivity in Zambia: Memory's Changemaker Journey
This is the story of how Memory and her peers in Zambia are advocating for people with albinism and activating others to create a safer and more inclusive society.
Stories from Young Changemakers: Marcus’ Changemaker Journey
Marcus, a 13-year-old changemaker from Kenya, launched an online e-learning platform to inspire kids like him to spend more time developing their unique skills and talents.
The Power in Passion: Thabiso's Changemaker Journey
As a university student in South Africa working on youth development, Thabiso actively sees the potential for excellence in all students. When she is not in class, she is rallying her peers to equip younger students to be engaged learners, active civic leaders, and ambitious changemakers.
Sickle Cell Advocate Bukola’s Changemaker Journey
Bukola's journey to launching Nigeria’s first online and voluntary blood donor register started in her teens. Since learning she had sickle cell as a young girl, Bukola has been on a mission to increase the quality of life for millions living with the disease.
From Head Boy to Social Entrepreneur: Uche's Changemaker Journey
Uche discovered his love for innovation and entrepreneurship at a young age, which prepared him to transform infant and maternal health practices across Nigeria.
Social Equity and Accessibility: Racheal's Changemaker Journey
Racheal is determined to create a more accessible, equitable world for young people living with disabilities and caregivers.
The Maasai Changemaker: Rebecca's Changemaker Journey
Addressing climate change and environmental degradation in Kenya through student-led education and advocacy.
Elly Savatia: Mobilizing young changemakers through the SDGs in Kenya and Nigeria
By spreading knowledge of the SDGs Goals to young people, Elly and his team are equipping his generation with the mindset and skills to implement each goal for the good of all.
Africa's youth are leaders of today #AfricaYouthFwd
Future Forward, an initiative by Ashoka and the MasterCard Foundation, identifies and supports social entrepreneurs and changemakers with innovative solutions for youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. How well do you develop youth leaders? Discover your personal strengths, how your organization...
#LeadYoung - Allan van der Meulen: How to become a changemaker inspiring others to thrive in a challenging context
By participating in and eventually co-leading initiatives through RLabs, Allan is incubating technology-driven ideas for improving the lives of young people across South Africa.
Saving gorillas by saving people: how Gladys Kalema transformed her teenage passion for animals into a radical social innovation
As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job