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We share the stories of fearless young people working to create lasting change in their 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.

Young Changemakers Podcas‪t‬ Young Changemakers Podcast

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We share the stories of fearless young people working to create lasting change in their 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.

    S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

    S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

    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 Change Makeair. She’s also an award winning social entrepreneur and collaborates with non-profits to raise awareness of social issues through fashion pieces.

    Have a look at Taslima’s Nike sneaker design here: https://www.nike.com/gb/nikebyyou/workshop/drop/su20/designer/tazlimastyle

    You can also get in touch with our guest via these links:

    Instagram: @tazlimastyle

    Website: https://www.taslimak.co.uk/

    Keep in touch with the Global Changemakers team via these links:

    Social media: @WeareGCM

    Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

    • 44 min
    S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

    S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

    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, having no intention of harming anybody, that you are met with hostility, racism and xenophobia because of stereotypes perpetuated in the media? In this episode with guest, Mellie Napolitano, we break down major stereotypes and discuss the realities of immigration. We also discuss her amazing book called ‘Hola Miss’. 

    Get in touch with our guest: mellienapolitano@gmail.com

    Her book ‘Hola Miss’: https://www.amazon.com/Hola-Miss-Mellie-Napolitano/dp/1641375418

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mellie-corrigan-napolitano-81b78732/

    Links: 

    Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM

    Social media: @WeareGCM

    Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

    Your Host William: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/

    • 27 min
    S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

    S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

    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 ability to develop out of poverty, cascading into numerous health and economic problems.

    Kevin is the founder of a social enterprise called Wristsponsible, a global movement actively implementing water solutions while empowering individuals to work together for a water responsible world. 

    Beyond his side hustle, Kevin’s day job uses virtual reality to help first responders, including fire firefighters and paramedics, to simulate and respond to risks.  This conversation is an incredible reminder that it is possible to have social impact through our work, side hustles and day to day interactions.  


    You can get in touch with our guest via Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kevin-sofen

    Email: kevin.sofen@gmail.com

    Links: Website: https://wristsponsible.com

    Social media: @WeareGCM

    Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

    • 31 min
    S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

    S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

    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 entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 17 he won the “International Robotics Champion” title, and a year later created his first company - Asteroid Technologies. Their first product, Háblalo is an app that assists more than 100.000 people with disabilities from around the world to use technology to it's full potential - all entirely for free. Mateo serves as Head of Innovation for ORT Schools and was recognized as Humanitarian Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review.

    You can get in touch with our guest via hola@mateons.com, website: www.mateons.com social media: @mateons

    Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM

    Social media: @WeareGCM

    Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

    Want to get in contact with the host Anastasia? Contact her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasiapavlovic/ 

    • 54 min
    S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

    S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

    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 story, advice and experience regarding volunteering and life as a refugee. She has also volunteered in many organizations, including one of her favorite experiences of coaching two young migrants coming from Central America, she shares how they touched her heart to keep teaching them very important knowledge.  

    Get in touch with our guest: maparicio221@gmail.com

    Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM

    Social media: @WeareGCM

    Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

    Your Host William: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/

    • 24 min
    S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

    S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

    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 the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa by providing assistance and opportunities through partnerships.

    Find out more at https://kolisifoundation.org/

    • 26 min

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