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Young Changemakers is a Podcast by Global Changemakers, an international Youth Organization that supports youth-lead development. We share the stories of young people working to create more sustainable, fair and inclusive communities. We interview young changemakers from across the world about their motivations, ambitions and lessons learned along the way. We’ll show you the incredible impact of youth and that you too can make a difference.
 
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As changemakers, we need to be able to express our ideas, campaign for the causes we believe in, promote our services, and find volunteers. Sometimes, it's hard to navigate the digital world as it is rapidly changing, and this is where a digital marketing agency such as Galactic Fed comes in. They are not only experts in every field, from paid ads …
 
Yulia and Vinuri talk about the intersectionality between faith and sexuality. Many people struggle with finding a community that fully accepts their complete self, so Yulia has been at the forefront of advocating for this in her home country, Indonesia. In this episode, Yulia talks about how her studies abroad and experiences at home influenced he…
 
Marina creció en un pueblo en el medio de Argentina. Tuvo la posibilidad de ir becada a un evento internacional de ciencias que le cambió la vida y le abrió el mundo. Quiso replicar el evento en su ciudad y su país, por lo que inició organizando unos eventos que formaran líderes y así nació Líderes de Ansenuza. La organización es hoy un referente e…
 
Today we hear about mental health constantly on social media, however, the stigma associated with it is still a reality for many individuals. The struggle to accept yourself when society judges you for your diagnosis is an unfortunate reality in our societies. Damian created the ZETA Movement with the goal of breaking this cycle within youth commun…
 
Mantaro es un Changemaker que inició su camino desde muy joven, luego de haber sido víctima de bullying. En lugar de permanecer un con rótulo y victimizarse, decidió crear una cultura de paz. Lo anterior, lo llevó a fundar Juventudes Unidas, iniciativa con la cual llevó un proyecto de ley sobre bullying que hoy es ley en el Estado de Nuevo León en …
 
Have you noticed how refugees are portrayed in the media as villains or as helpless? Andre Leon Hanna, a Changemaker, lawyer and student from the US/Egypt, realized how dehumanizing this is and decided to shift the narrative. He talks to Sara about the story behind his book "25 million sparks: The untold story of refugee entrepreneurs", the tale of…
 
Today mental health is at the forefront of our daily conversations and the pandemic has shown us its importance and how citizens need to have access to adequate care. Activist Diana Chao has been advocating for this since she was 15 years old. She founded the organization Letters 2 Strangers and has worked to provide and advocate access for minorit…
 
Estamos invadidos de malas noticias. Cada que prendemos un noticiero, nos quedamos con la sensación de que el mundo está mal y no hay mucho que podamos hacer. Emiliana es una periodista que empezó su carrera en noticieros en prestigiosos canales de televisión y se dio cuenta del poder que tienen los medios de comunicación masivos y cómo ese poder n…
 
“I aspire to a world where everyone, everywhere lives a life of dignity and young people have a safe space to lead and drive positive change in their communities”. In George's last episode as a Podcast host, he chats with Nhial Deng. Nhial has been a refugee for nearly half of his life. Nhial arrived at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2010, at only …
 
Vinuri talks to Joao about how his life has been since they both attended the Global Youth Summit in 2016. They talked about how his organization Impulso transitioned over the pandemic and the eventual decision to close the organization. This episode is incredibly enlightening as the conversation focuses on government relief for small businesses in…
 
Goitse es de Botswana y se unió a Global Changemakers al ser seleccionada para el Global Youth Summit en el 2019. Desde ese momento, no ha parado. Ha estado involucrada con nuestros eventos, ha sido mentora, profesora en nuestros cursos y tallerista. Goitse fundó una organización que se llama the Leader Unleashed en el 2020 con apoyo de GCM. Busca …
 
Our Young Changemakers Podcast is back with a brand new season! Our co-hosts Vinuri and Sara sit down after recording the whole season to discuss what the experience has been like for them. They do a short summary of what’s coming, introducing the themes of mental health, social entrepreneurship, youth leadership, and refugees. The new season is ve…
 
In this special episode, Sara talks to her colleague Courtney about the current grant selection cycle which is open for Changemakers in North America. To find out more about the grants and apply: www.global-changemakers.net/grants To learn more about Global Changemakers and the Changemakers School visit www.global-changemakers.net/school Follow us …
 
Kathia is a professional with over five years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business and a Master’s degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, as part of the Schwarzman Scholars Program. She is Development Manager at Global Changemakers. As a former finance professional working in the banking se…
 
¿Te has preguntado qué impacto puede tener educar a las mujeres y niñas en ciencia y tecnología? En esta conversación, hablamos con María Villatoro de El Salvador quien cree profundamente en que, al expandir las habilidades en ciencias y matemáticas de las mujeres, podemos transformar radicalmente la sociedad. María creó el Proyecto STEM in a Box (…
 
We consume water every single day, but how much do we think about the quantity of that? For this episode, Anastasia speaks with Garvita, a woman hailing from India who founded “Why Waste?” an initiative that aims to change people's mindsets towards water. Today they are India’s largest youth-led organization working towards the effective conservati…
 
¿Qué tiene que ver el arte, la cultura y la sostenibilidad? Aunque parecen ser conceptos aislados, Laura Zarta de Colombia eligió combinar estos intereses en su vida y trayectoria como Global Changemaker, red de la cual hace parte desde el 2008. Laura es curadora de arte, gestora cultural y líder ambiental. Actualmente se desempeña como Directora d…
 
Simon Straetker is a filmmaker, tireless explorer and eco-activist known for creating inspiring short films at the furthest corners of earth. He is widely recognized for shooting elusive subjects—extreme adventurers, wildlife, boundless landscapes—and for asking pressing questions. Namely, how can we compel people to fall in love with nature again?…
 
Creativity can be considered as a form of self expression. What if that self expression could empower entire communities? For this episode, we’ll talk to Omar Ghani, an activist and project manager at ArtLords, an NGO established in 2014 working for social transformation and behavioral change through art and culture in Kabul, Afghanistan. We’ll hea…
 
En la era de la desinformación y el descrédito a la ciencia, Guillermo Herrera-Arcos de México nos explica cómo los avances científicos tienen un impacto positivo en la vida de muchísimas personas. Guillermo es un Global Changemaker desde el 2019 y es un innovador y emprendedor nato. Con unos amigos, creó Prothesia, una compañía dedicada al diseño …
 
Felister Orangi is an advocate for agroecology and sustainable food systems, with a 5-year experience in sustainable agriculture. She is the Assistant Farm Manager at Ololo Farm, where she oversees the implementation and reporting on sustainability activities and coordinates education programmes on agroecology, permaculture design, nutrition and su…
 
Social entrepreneurship is trending these days, but what actually does it entail? Aashish Beergi is the co-founder and CEO of MASH Project Foundation, an award-winning social enterprise that is building an eco-system for young social entrepreneurs in India - it was even recognised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Aashish is currently a Schol…
 
This is our first episode in Spanish! En este primer episodio en español, les presentamos a David Riveros-García. David es Global Changemaker desde 2009 y desde muy pequeño descubrió que la corrupción está presente casi todos los lugares de nuestra sociedad, y en especial, en el sistema educativo. Con poco más que muchas ganas y un gran compromiso …
 
Darcy loves learning and seeing big ideas in action. His childhood, spent exploring the natural surrounds of his rural home town, inspired him to pursue a career focused on climate action. Darcy has a keen interest in social entrepreneurship. Building on fieldwork experience in Uganda, Darcy co-founded Bugisu Project. Winning Australia's Global Stu…
 
It’s GIRL POWER time! Menstruation and femininity is often a taboo topic that's avoided in common spaces, but younger generations are shifting this narrative. For this episode, Anastasia speaks to two young women committed to discussing these topics, breaking down stigmas and how to embrace your full womanly self. Vinuri Dissanayake is a consent an…
 
It’s time for season 3! We’ve got new faces, a new tune, and good vibes all round. Your co-hosts George, Anastasia and Sara (yes, our newest co-host!) will give you a sneak peak into what Season 3 has to offer, including some stuff planned we’ve never done before. Your ears will also be delighted this season with a fresh new theme song. GCM’s resid…
 
Art can be used to convey a message, evoke an emotion, but have you considered how art could be used to make a change in the community? How about inspiring change with a sneaker design? For the final episode of season 2, Anastasia chats with Taslima Khan, a creative and social activist based in London who designed a sneaker with Nike, called the Ch…
 
Can you imagine having to escape a place that has always been home, forced out because of danger or lack of opportunity? Can you imagine traveling thousands of miles by foot or car to reach the American Dream of safety, democracy and opportunity, not knowing whether you will get there alive? Can you imagine after risking it all for a better life, h…
 
Do you just expect clean and safe drinking water to come out of the tap? Can you imagine if one day it didn't?. One in nine people lack access to safe water across the world. This became more than just a statistic to this week's guest, Kevin Sofen, after a trip to China and Ghana in 2011. The impact of consuming dirty water cripples a community’s a…
 
Technology is a part of our every day lives, a part that most of us could not imagine living without, used solve problems, add convenience and close gaps. What if you were not able to use technology? What if a disability limited you using technology to it's full potential? In this episode, Anastasia speaks with Mateo Salvatto, a 21-year-old tech en…
 
When she was 11, Marta left Guatemala for the United States to join her parents who fled to escape the civil war in Guatemala when she was a baby, unable to speak a word of English. Today, she has just obtained a Master of International Affairs from Colombia University and is getting ready to start her new job as a U.S. Diplomat. Marta shares her s…
 
This week George chats with Rachel Kolisi about her work with The Kolisi Foundation in South Africa. Rachel was born and raised in South Africa as the 2nd eldest of 5 siblings. In March 2020 Rachel, along with her Husband, Siya Kolisi, founded the Kolisi Foundation which encompasses their heart in one project. The Kolisi duo has a vision to change …
 
In this episode, we’ll be deep diving into the topic of adoption and what this means to Alexander Kuch. Alex is an ambassador and trustee of the non-profit organisation “I’m Adopted” since it's founding in 2015. He was adopted from an orphanage in Cluj-Napoca in 1997 by a German family and relocated to New Zealand with them in 2006. Professionally,…
 
Our Sixth guest of the season is Holly Boothroyd, a Software Engineer who is currently working at Microsoft in London. She's very passionate about Technology and Software Development. In this episode William and Holly have a conversation about the activities she has been involved in to support women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering an…
 
In this episode, Anastasia chats with Ronke Oladele, the founder of Anchorise CIC. Anchorise CIC is a a social enterprise centred around empowering young girls through education in Nigeria through the sale of sustainable and ethically made backpacks. She also has an MSc in International Development student and is a part time Equality and Diversity …
 
Warning: In this episode the topics of violence, civil war, hate speech and genocide are discussed. Jaiksana Soro is a South Sudanese refugee, peace builder and founder of the O-Space Innovation Hub in Yei, South Sudan. He was forced to move to the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda due to armed conflicts in 2016 and in this episode he shares …
 
Oussama Aboud-Zeid lives in Melbourne, Australia and is passionate about grass-root efforts to impact communities with a personal goal to empower individuals to live up to their potential and fulfil their dreams. He is also deeply interested in how the laws in his state can benefit the people who need it most, serving as a Premier of the Youth Parl…
 
Our first guest of season two is Sara Botero. Originally selected as a member of the Global Changemakers community in 2010, Sara is now in charge of Community Engagement for the GCM network. Among other things she is a Lawyer, Cupcaker and psychology student. In addition to her work in the organisation, Sara also does consulting on sustainability, …
 
Let's get ready for Season 2! Your co-hosts George, William and Anastasia (yes, our new co-host!) give you a quick sneak peak on what the 2nd season has in store. Get comfortable and listen into a quick chat to get to know the team, understand the goals of the podcast and hear some of their personal highlights of the upcoming episodes. Check us out…
 
Our guest this week is Mark Lozano, a 25 year old changemaker from The Philippines! He has recently transitioned from his role as an Account Manager at Facebook Singapore to join a Startup! Mark is also the co-founder of One Million Lights Philippines (aka OML), a non-profit organization that provides clean, safe, and affordable solar lights to off…
 
In this conversation George talks with, Dipika Badal. They discuss youth mobilization, HIV awareness, climate activism, post disaster response and the vital importance of youth empowerment. Dipika is 21 years old, from Nepal and is a student in Forestry Science at Kathmandu Forestry College. She currently serves as the President of ‘We’ for Change,…
 
Kasha is a 21 year old filmmaker/photographer/writer, and passionate advocate for gender equality and peace. She is the founder of the positive impact media organization, The Global Sunrise Project whose documentary, The Sunrise Storyteller, has screened at 58 film festivals and won 28 awards, including Ron Kovic Peace Prize and Women Transforming …
 
Our guest this week is Juan José Martín, a 24 year old changemaker from Santiago, Chile! He is the Co-Founder and President of Cverde, a NPO that focuses on promoting and practicing sustainability. He was also the first Young Negotiator for Chile at COP25, which was recently carried out back in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain and also received a gre…
 
Maureen Muketha is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 advocate and a passionate Nutritionist. She is a strong believer in good nutrition practices and a resilient food security system, and is a firm believer that no human being should die of hunger or Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as Hypertension and Diabetes. To bring this into fruitio…
 
Kiki Achyana is a passionate disability advocate from Indonesia who has been part of several projects related to disability issues in his home country. H recently launched a startup, Parakerja, which is a platform for people with disabilities with the aim to create an inclusive work ecosystem by training and connecting future employees and employer…
 
Our guest this week is Nidup Dorji, a 21 year old changemaker from the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is a member of Young-Volunteers in Action and of Young Bhutan Network which is funded by UNICEF. Host William Reyes talks with Nidup about the importance of Youth-Led Organizations in Bhutan and how impactful their work can be. They also discuss how useful …
 
In this episode George chats with Valeria Perez about her work in human rights activism and education for youth in El Salvador. The country experienced a fully fledged civil war between 1980-1992 with 75,000 people killed and over 7,000 who went missing, creating a highly divided and broken society. Hence, Valeria's work in improving human rights e…
 
At 21, Yasmin is the co-founder and Executive director of RefEd, a student-led project dedicated to providing access to education to refugee children. She explains how forced migration has disrupted the education of millions of children across the world and offers her insight on how to close this gap, sharing steps to be taken locally, nationally a…
 
Our guest this week is Esinam Amuzu, a 24 year old changemaker from Ghana, currently studying communications and volunteering for causes she is passionate about! Host William Reyes talks with Esinam as she shares her journey creating a positive impact in her community - which includes her involvement with Curious Minds Ghana, Autism Ambassadors Gha…
 
Our guest this week is author and climate activist Daniel Voskoboynik. Daniel is an educator, campaigner, author and co-founder and co-editor of The World at 1C, a communications initiative designed to humanise the ecological crisis and demystify its causes. In this episode, hosted by George Chapman, they discuss the importance of climate awareness…
 
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