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#LeadYoung - 17-year-old Tura, founder of Street Children’s Theater in Bangladesh, shared her thoughts on what it takes to LeadYoung

When she was just 13,  Tahua Tura of Bangladesh started expanding her theater troupe to include street children, primarily living in closed-off communities once referred to as “untouchables”.  Her early experiences accompanying her aunt, Ashoka Fellow Safura Begum, to poor communities and interacting with the children had helped her see that, like her, they enjoyed creative arts but simply didn’t have access to them.

#LeadYoung - Gonzalo Muñoz: "It is impossible to deny that most of the inspiration my three siblings and I received came from our parents"

In today’s rapidly changing world, a young person’s ability to lead, be part of a team, practice changemaking and express empathy are increasingly important skills. Ashoka turned to Ashoka Fellows Gonzalo Muñoz and Ximena Abogabir to understand what it takes to raise children who can contribute to positive change.

ASHOKA CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS IN NETHERLANDS

It is no longer enough to be able to read, write, count or master particular know-how in order to play a decisive role in an increasingly complex and uncertain world: everyone must have both the confidence and the essential human qualities - empathy, more collaborative leadership, teamwork, risk and initiative, etc. - to be able to contribute actively to positively transform society. The Ashoka Changemaker Schools allow all students to become actors of change: young people with the skills and self-confidence to change the w