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Emerging Insights 2018: Youth

With 1.8 billion people, 25% of the total global population, between 10 and 24, strategizing a better future for young people is of utmost importance. Our Fellows this year are helping to resolve the youth paradox by recognizing the importance of personalized and local context in facilitating opportunities for young people to lead.

 

David Brooks: What girls and women get right about empathy and connection

A study at the University of Michigan in 2010 found that college students were 40 percent less empathetic than they were in the 1980s.

The good news is that, . . . many people, including many feminists, are figuring out practically how to teach empathy.

One of the authors in “The Crisis of Connection” is Mary Gordon, who founded the Roots of Empathy project. Once a month, a parent and an infant visit a classroom of children and sit on a green blanket. The children gather around them to talk about what the infant is doing.

Azmayeen Uses Technology to Overcome Communication Barriers

 

Azmayeen on a Panel

We live in a world of information. This is a good thing as it gives us power to be agents of change. But in a world of information there can sometimes be too much information. This is a challenge recognized by Azmayeen, of Bangladesh. He has been working towards solutions to this problem since he was in 5th grade.

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'। 
 

Become an Ashoka Youth Venturer

DHAKA, BANGLADESH


We are thrilled to announce that Ashoka Bangladesh is looking for the fourth cohort of Youth Venturers.

We are searching for a teenager who demonstrates the core changemakers skills while incubating an idea, taking initiative, and cultivating positive change through collaboration.

Eleonora Voltolina

Fellow dal 2017

Organizzazione: Repubblica degli Stagisti

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Questa descrizione di Eleonora Voltolina e del suo lavoro è stata preparata quando Eleonora è diventata Fellow nel 2017.