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#LeadYoung - Jeroo Billimoria: Un movimiento global que comenzó con un simple gesto en su adolescencia

Emprendedora social conocida por crear grandes coaliciones globales, Jeroo comenzó en Mumbai, trabajando con niños de la calle. Ella les daba su número de teléfono privado para casos de emergencia. Al poco tiempo, estaba sonando cada noche.

De esa preocupación y reconocimiento de una necesidad sistémica surgió Childline. Cualquier niño de la calle podía llamar a un número gratuito y ser atendido por un niño de la calle solidario y entrenado. Al poco tiempo la ayuda estaría en camino.

Two Bangalore teens link young people’s passion for arts with fundraising for social change.

Ashwini (16) and Priya (17) were passionate about singing and acting, but they, like other young people they knew, had few spaces to perform.  Together they founded Jazba, a local, youth-run “India’s Got Talent” to give young people a space to perform where all proceeds go to a hand-picked local social change organization.  In a world that is changing rapidly, accelerating social problems need accelerated solutions.  Ashwini and Priya demonstrate that young people have the power today to LeadYoung and steer that change for the good of all.

EIR Lessons in perspective: A Conversation with EIR alumni Juan Loraschi

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BACKGROUND – MEET THE PEOPLE

#LeadYoung - Jeroo Billimoria: a global movement that started with a simple gesture in her teens

A social entrepreneur known for building huge, global coalitions, Jeroo first started in Mumbai, working with street children. She gave them her private phone number in case of emergencies.

Soon every night it was ringing.

From that caring and then recognition of system need came Childline. Any street child could call a free number and be answered by a trained and sympathetic street child. Shortly thereafter help would be on the way.

#LeadYoung - JP Maunes: putting accessibility and inclusion center stage in the Philippines

In April 2016, JP Maunes became a household name in the Philippines when his sign language interpretation for a heated presidential debate led a number of prominent media personalities to name him as the winner.

Memes with JP’s exhausted hands bursting into flames went viral on social media.He was under the spotlight. And ready to play along.

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

For many young people around the world, paying for college tuition locks them into decades of debt. It forces them to forego purpose-oriented jobs like teaching because those salaries will not cover their loan payments. For those who can’t find employment or lose their jobs, their fixed loan payments can drag them into even greater debt that is hard to recover from. Colombian social entrepreneur, Felipe Vergara, created Lumni to give students new options for funding their college tuition.

#LeadYoung - Temple Grandin: “The thing about changing something is that it’s long, hard, sustained work.”

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, has revolutionized the livestock industry. By putting herself in the place of the cattle, she developed a series of equipment designs and a simple rating system to help the industry adopt new practices that reduce animals’ stress and injuries to both animals and workers.

#LeadYoung - Dario Riccobono: mobilizing young Italians against the Sicilian mob in Italy since he was 13 years old

When Dario Riccobono was 13, his little-known hometown of Capaci in Sicily, Italy was suddenly thrust onto the world stage.  A massive explosion orchestrated by the mafia took down a portion of the nearby highway and with it the renowned anti-mafia prosecutor, Judge Giovanni Falcone, who was driving to his home.