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Since its inception in 2007, Global Changemakers, a British Council programme, has been creating and supporting a growing global network of young social entrepreneurs and community activists aged between 16 and 25, helping them become Global Changemakers.



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Opportunities: One Young World, Youth Producing Change, The Unreasonable Institute

Here are this week’s opportunities, sent in by Ignacio from Venezuela and Qaisar from Pakistan:

 

 

One Young World Summit 2011 (1-4 September 2011)

 

Youth Producing Change 2011(deadline: 15 January 2011)
Competition for youth-produced film, video and animated works on human rights issues made by youth ages 19 and under

 

The Unreasonable Institute (deadline: 20 November 2010)

 


Have you heard about any interesting opportunities? Do you know about foundations giving grants to young social entrepreneurs and community activists? Is an organisation looking for youth representatives? We’re happy to post any opportunities of interest to the Global Changemakers community. Just send them to [email protected]!


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Yebo Kunjani: a B-boy Changemaker in Zimbabwe

Global Changemaker João from Portugal reports on his stay in Zimbabwe.

“Nowadays, we live in a world where the distribution of peace is as unequal as the distribution of income, be it between countries, with situations of armed conflict in the Middle East, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe and East Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Somalia, among others, or be it within the countries themselves.

How many people asked themselves what is behind this inequality?

Some countries seem to have found their way to a more peaceful society; others have not and are still struggling to find it. In the latter group of countries we have the one who was once called “the bread basket of Africa” and which is now facing one of the most decisive moments of its history.

A movement started in Zimbabwe – and this article tries to record and speak about that movement from the perspective of a Portuguese young b-boy (break-dancer) who, three months after being representing World Youth at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum 2010, went to Zimbabwe to facilitate a workshop and teach Zimbabwean youth the fundamentals of b-boying, or break-dance.”


You can download the complete article here.


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CAPs Friday 22/10/2010

Like most of you reading this blog-post, I am trying to contribute to changing the world for the better. The conviction that I should not only be limiting myself to the daily rigors of the classroom text-books, but rather, should also feel for the impacting the country that I grew up— as well as test my capabilities in the real world—came in 2007, right after an International Science Fair win in India.


Over these years, this newly attuned path led me to visit quite a few places inside the country, not only inside the capital city, Kathmandu, but to some of the most rural and impoverished corners of the country. After observing the state of Nepali youth, dissecting more on the problems surrounding the country, and talking to a lot of people about it, we reached a conclusion that the economic, social and political quagmire of countries like Nepal is to stay until and unless we empower young minds. The urgency to do something about it led to the birth of Goreto (meaning- ally. The campaign holds a belief that there is a certain narrow, passion-oriented path that everyone has, and that we should follow this path.)


Goreto is a campaign that aims to aware high school (Grade 9-12) students about the need for the development of Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship (SLC) aspects in their life. The campaign provides inspirational empowerment sessions and capacity building trainings in ways that hone their intellectual and leadership abilities, equip them with ‘changemaking’ tools, and as a final outcome, help them devise their own sustainable community oriented action programs to put into practise their new ideas.

 

One of the many problems that developing countries face is the problem of disempowered youth populace. Very often, these young people are pushed into a career path that has no personal relevance to them merely because the career path that they feel passionate about does not establish them at the upper rung in the social hierarchy. Because the system that trains these young future leaders is inefficient and inappropriate, a whole cohort of the youth population develop ‘action inhibitors’ that restrain them from coming out of the box, and do not believe themselves as agents of change in the world. The long term result is that these countries, because of the lack of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders, continue to be pushed into the huddles of under-development, and the nation literally suffers.


Goreto is trying to empower and train a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in countries in Nepal and around the world. We are persuading the young students to stay aloof from societal pressures and pursue the subjects that arouses their scholarly interest, because it is only by following one’s passion that we can truly explore and bring the best out of us; we also encourage these students—by instilling within them the ‘sense of urgency’ and ‘you can make a difference’ sentiments—that they should be taking up initiatives by adopting innovative methods to fill in community voids in areas of their scholarly interest. We mix this ‘desire to make change’ with capacity building workshops that equips the students with the ‘capacity to make change’ and facilitates purposeful action.  

 

Goreto has reached over 700 high school students across 8 districts in Nepal, and recently, Ghian, a Global Changemaker from Indonesia has decided to launch Goreto Indonesia in his country. We are also doing ground-works for launching Goreto India- starting from the city of Chandigarh, and aim to add another 4 countries by the end of this year. I believe this could be a point where we could a start a global movement of empowering and creating the next generation of ethical, passionate leaders. And the time for giving rise to such a movement could not be more fitting. Join us.


Together, we can!

 

Nimesh- Global Changemaker NEPAL

 


October 22, 2010 | 1:10 AM Comments  {num} comments

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CAPs Friday- 22/10/2010

Like most of you reading this blog-post, I am trying to contribute to changing the world for the better. The conviction that I should not only be limiting myself to the daily rigors of the classroom text-books, but rather, should also feel for the impacting the country that I grew up— as well as test my capabilities in the real world—came in 2007, right after an International Science Fair win in India.


Over these years, this newly attuned path led me to visit quite a few places inside the country, not only inside the capital city, Kathmandu, but to some of the most rural and impoverished corners of the country. After observing the state of Nepali youth, dissecting more on the problems surrounding the country, and talking to a lot of people about it, we reached a conclusion that the economic, social and political quagmire of countries like Nepal is to stay until and unless we empower young minds. The urgency to do something about it led to the birth of Goreto (meaning- ally. The campaign holds a belief that there is a certain narrow, passion-oriented path that everyone has, and that we should follow this path.)


Goreto is a campaign that aims to aware high school (Grade 9-12) students about the need for the development of Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship (SLC) aspects in their life. The campaign provides inspirational empowerment sessions and capacity building trainings in ways that hone their intellectual and leadership abilities, equip them with ‘changemaking’ tools, and as a final outcome, help them devise their own sustainable community oriented action programs to put into practise their new ideas.

 

One of the many problems that developing countries face is the problem of disempowered youth populace. Very often, these young people are pushed into a career path that has no personal relevance to them merely because the career path that they feel passionate about does not establish them at the upper rung in the social hierarchy. Because the system that trains these young future leaders is inefficient and inappropriate, a whole cohort of the youth population develop ‘action inhibitors’ that restrain them from coming out of the box, and do not believe themselves as agents of change in the world. The long term result is that these countries, because of the lack of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders, continue to be pushed into the huddles of under-development, and the nation literally suffers.


Goreto is trying to empower and train a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in countries in Nepal and around the world. We are persuading the young students to stay aloof from societal pressures and pursue the subjects that arouses their scholarly interest, because it is only by following one’s passion that we can truly explore and bring the best out of us; we also encourage these students—by instilling within them the ‘sense of urgency’ and ‘you can make a difference’ sentiments—that they should be taking up initiatives by adopting innovative methods to fill in community voids in areas of their scholarly interest. We mix this ‘desire to make change’ with capacity building workshops that equips the students with the ‘capacity to make change’ and facilitates purposeful action.  

 

Goreto has reached over 700 high school students across 8 districts in Nepal, and recently, Ghian, a Global Changemaker from Indonesia has decided to launch Goreto Indonesia in his country. We are also doing ground-works for launching Goreto India- starting from the city of Chandigarh, and aim to add another 4 countries by the end of this year. I believe this could be a point where we could a start a global movement of empowering and creating the next generation of ethical, passionate leaders. And the time for giving rise to such a movement could not be more fitting. Join us.


Together, we can!

 

Nimesh- Global Changemaker NEPAL

 


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Global Youth Summit 2010: one more month to go …

... until 60 Global Changemakers from all over the world meet in London! Time is running, the clock is ticking and the participants are probably geting more and more excited. One of the Changemakers attending the event, Trevor from Swaziland, captured his personal run-up to the summit:

 

 

And what is your story? We would like to publish different stories from the Global Changemakers community on the blog to get different angles of the countdown to the summit. This is also an opportunity for those Changemakers who have already been to another summit to share their insight.

 

So, don’t be shy and drop us an email with your text, pictures or videos – we’re looking forward to some great material!


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