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Shawon Wants Programming to be Accessible to Everyone

Computers have changed the world over the past 40 years, but being able to create programs and software remains limited to a small group of people. Shawon is passionate about computer programming and wants to make sure more people know how to use it. At times making this happen has been hard but Shawon believes that if something is your passion, you see the obstacles as opportunities.

Meghla is Fighting for an End to Child Marriage

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Meghla is Fighting for an End to Child Marriage

Setting out to change tradition is hard and often dangerous. This has not stopped Meghla, 18, in her mission to stop child marriage in her community. Her desire to stop child marriage has come from her personal experience and her dream in education for all children. Over the last 18 months her team has stopped 13 child marriage and she has stopped 2 herself.

Sadat's App Helps Small Businesses Keep Track of Credit

Sadat, 16, is a social innovator and an Ashoka Youth Venturer. While many 16-year-olds are playing cricket or studying for exams Sadat is innovating to help those around him. From apps and films to community forums Sadat has set out to make the process of community change easier.

Azmayeen Uses Technology to Overcome Communication Barriers - Bangla Version

পনেরো বছর বয়সী আজমাইন বর্তমানে প্রযুক্তি নিয়ে কাজ করছে এবং ইতিমধ্যেই প্রযুক্তি সংক্রান্ত বিভিন্ন গুরুত্বপূর্ণ আবিষ্কার করে নজর কেড়ে নিয়েছে সকলের। 

অষ্টম শ্রেণীর শিক্ষার্থী আজমাইন ছোটবেলা থেকেই প্রযুক্তির প্রতি আগ্রহী ছিল। সে তৃতীয় শ্রেণী থেকেই সে প্রোগ্রামিং শুরু করে। সেই সাথে সফটওয়্যার ডেভেলপমেন্ট, ওয়েব ডেভেলপমেন্ট, আর্টিফিশিয়াল ইন্টেলিজেন্স, রোবটিকস ইত্যাদি বিষয়ে কাজ শুরু করে। আজমাইন বর্তমানে তার নিজের আবিষ্কৃত কিছু প্রযুক্তির মাধ্যমে সমাজের উন্নয়ন করার চেষ্টা করছে।

The Enterprises of Amlan's Mentees

Amlan Kusum Ganguly, the Founder Director of Salt Lake City Prayasam, was selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2006 for his signature concept of “Area Health Minders”. For the last 21 years, Amlan has been putting in youth in charge from various underserved communities to become changemakers in their own sphere of life and work.

Meet the 9th Batch of Youth Venturers from India

While the norm is to focus on academics, these teenagers are looking beyond their textbooks. From innovating a solar-powered incinerator for dealing with menstrual waste to teaching girls to code, these teenagers are changing the narrative of what youth in this country aspire for. They recognise the social and environmental problems around them and find intriguing ways to solve them. Never again, can we doubt the capability of the youth to challenge patterns and change narratives.

গ্রাম থেকে বাল্য বিবাহ দূর করার জন্য মনির যুদ্ধ

Moni with her children's club
'মনি, বর্তমানে বাল্যবিবাহ এবং শিশু শিক্ষা সম্পর্কে কাজ করে যাচ্ছে। সমাজ পরিবর্তনের জন্য করেছে তার নিজস্ব সংগঠন 'বিডি প্যাক্স ফাউন্ডেশন'। 

Moni's fight to eliminate child marriage in her village

“If you constantly work in a selfless manner, the work itself will show you where you belong”

This is the message of Ashoka Youth Venturer, Moni, an 18 year old girls right advocate in Kulaura, Sylhet. She wants girls to take control of their destiny fighting for their right to education, health and freedom. With this goal in mind, Moni founded the ‘Unique Adolescence Club'. A club that seeks to empower children, especially girls, to become change agents in their community. The club currently has around 90 members in its 3 branches.