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Youth Engagement to Change the World

This article originally appeared on The Daily Observer

The social entrepreneurs of Bangladesh have been working towards solving different kinds of problems by working directly with the communities through the Ashoka Fellowship program. Moreover, currently, Ashoka has 90 fellows in Bangladesh and with an insight that many of these fellows started to be Changemakers at a young age.

Ashoka is now bringing the next phase of our work in Bangladesh by launching an "Everyone A Changemaker" framework through Ashoka Young Changemakers community. Bangladesh will become the fifth country to launch this amongst Ashoka's network of 92 countries, after countries like US, Brazil, Indonesia, and India.

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Ashoka insight

We believe that by identifying and selecting inspiring teenagers as Ashoka Young Changemakers, we will be creating a new type of role model for Bangladesh's children and youth who have the potential to impact an entire generation. Ashoka will support this community of Ashoka Young Changemakers in influencing other stakeholders of society such as schools, parents, educational system so that every child in Bangladesh could become a Changemaker. It is very important for the future of these youth and also of Bangladesh as a whole.