Stories from Europe

“A gentle push to the right direction can take you far”

Yosra Ali is a young changemaker and participant of the Changemaker Camp 2020 who works and engages in projects centered on toxic honor-culture and violent extremism. Her main professional focus is working with women in exposed or dangerous situations, allowing them to make their voices heard and...
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The Contagious Power of Changemaker Education: Timo's Changemaker Journey

Timo, a young changemaker from Switzerland, is on a path to reimagine education through design thinking and project-based learning. Embedded within his story are the early years of social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Christiane Daepp, an ally, and advocate for young people like Timo to be...
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How a student used her power in local politics

For anyone who feels like their voice doesn’t matter in the public square, Liv Clark has a story to share. The 18-year-old’s choice to speak up in her hometown of Manchester, England resulted in thousands of young people across the city now enjoying free public bus rides. It was during the 2017...
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Breaking the Silence: Alejandra’s Changemaker Journey

Today, at the age of 24, Alejandra is breaking the silent systems against human trafficking and modern slavery in Spain.
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Social connection for generational divides: Eduardo’s Changemaker Journey

Eduardo creates spaces for intergenerational learning and living in order to combat barriers to interconnected social problems. With a tract record for changemaking, we look closely at Eduardo’s journey to changemaking.
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Unlocking Potential: Guzmán's Changemaker Journey

Through storytelling, Guzmán aspires to provide other young people in Spain the space and validation they demand to uncover their unique power.
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Saving Oslo's Seas: Yoana's Changemaker Journey

Yoana Svetoslavova, a 19 year old Changemaker from Norway shares her changemaker journey as well as insightful tips for other young people who want to create change and adults who want to support them.
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Changemaking from Home: Anton's Changemaker Journey

Ashoka Nordic sat down (digitally, of course) to speak to Anton Karlsson, a Changemakers Camp alumnus and a young Changemaker, to talk about how and why he started, together with fellow young Changemakers, “Coronahjälpen” or Corona help in English.
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More than Profit: Isaac's Changemaker Journey

In our Ashoka Nordic's interview with Isaac Sene, a young artist and changemaker from Finland, he shares his hopes for the post Covid-19 world: that people would be less concerned with profit, in a way that would enable better outcomes for people and planet. His thoughts echo those of many of his...
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Meet the young people invited to speak with the Spanish royal family

Three young leaders reflect on the visit of a lifetime, the journeys that led them there, and the change they seek to make

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