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    In hopes of providing youngsters in the slums with viable careers and greater self-esteem, Itamar Silva has created a new action plan through education tailored to their needs and in coordination with existing community-based initiatives.

    Abdülhalim is building a coalition to expose and prevent unfavorable health & safety conditions, occupational diseases and child labor in the Turkish textile sector by aligning interests of key stakeholders to cooperate in entrepreneurial advocacy efforts and by developing win-win solutions that make it possible to strike a balance between livelihoods and workers’ health and safety.

    Zarah has created a new strategy for supporting refugees to find long-term employment by using a temporary employment agency model to overcome the integration barriers for both refugees and companies. In so doing, she is also easing the social integration of this rapidly growing population in Germany.

    Social entrepreneurship

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    We are proud to present a collection of stories about the amazing changemaking social entrepreneurs that Ashoka Switzerland supports!

    #LeadYoung - Richard Branson: finding new ways to do business and impact the world since he was 16

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    There are few if any entrepreneurs who have ventured more successfully in more businesses than Richard Branson.  And who can compete with him

    #LeadYoung - Valeria Budinich: Helping social entrepreneurs to access capital and resources to scale their initiatives

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    Valeria Budinich is a social entrepreneur and organizational strategist with 25 years’ experience specializing in high-impact business/social entre

    #LeadYoung - Robin Chase: leading one entrepreneurial coup after another, like Zipcar

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    If anyone understands the profound transformation of society that is now upon us, it is Robin Chase.

    #LeadYoung - Hacking the Self, then Hacking the System

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    It is not everyday you hear about young children questioning the status quo, revolutionizing the automobile industry, or filing for patents at age 13. But they’re out there, and this is the story of one. Today, Param Jaggi is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and social activist. He is the founder of Hatch, a simple and user-friendly app creation company. But to get here, his changemaker journey started when he was a teenager.

    #LeadYoung - Felipe Vergara: redefining access to education through a multi-million dollar financing innovation

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    For many young people around the world, paying for college tuition locks them into decades of debt.