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    • Milena Basara

      Milena Basara

      Creative Association «Hands» supports and empowers children in least developed communities with high-quality educational content as a basis for building their own future. This project specifically supports children who travel to school and, due to low development index of their community, spend hours waiting for school bus, by offering them access and participation in development programs.

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    • Khalid Fadoul

      Khalid Fadoul Technidev

      Khalid Fadoul's social innovation addresses the lack of quality content for students as well as teachers, resulting in low academic performance in Chad. Khalid's organization Technidev develops quality educational contents that students could access using their mobile phones or computers.

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    • Borislav Kirilov & Vladimir Dzharkalov

      Borislav Kirilov & Vladimir Dzharkalov "Twisted Jiu Jitsu" sport club

      Twisted Kids have developed an integrated program for healthy children in order to solve the problem with the growing number of children with obesity and overweight.

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    • Yvan Bayisabe & Fredrik Mosis

      Yvan Bayisabe & Fredrik Mosis

      VIBRO is an organization for and by youth, which focuses on engaging and empowering youth, and to encourage youth to actively participate in society.

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    • Leka Tingitana

      Leka Tingitana EAFYA

      Leka Tingitana is a tech specialist with a passion for creating digital solutions to problems in the health sector. Through his company LX Technological Solutions for Africa, Leka is developing a mobile communications platform EAFYA, to support the emerging network of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are on the front-line in providing healthcare support to expectant and new mothers.

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    • Arkan  Asaad

      Arkan Asaad Right 2 Choose

      By engaging and educating youth ambassadors to spread the knowledge of universal equality and the idea that nothing in life is impossible.

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    • Innocent  Sulle

      Innocent Sulle My Little Travelling Library

      Innocent James' "My Little Travelling Library" concept is creating a network of mobile handcart libraries bringing books, run interactive reading classes and reading competitions for children in rural areas. Through this work, Innocent aims to inspire a reading culture among a generation of children, increasing literacy levels and independent learning.

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    • Patricia Ronel Neldingar

      Patricia Ronel Neldingar ADTIC

      Patricia has developed a mobile platform that parents can use to follow up on their child's development in school. This platform allows parents to be actively involved in their child's progress and keep the school and their children accountable!

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    • Bernice Dapaah

      Bernice Dapaah Bright Generation Community Foundation

      Bernice works to produce affordable, hygienic and innovative menstrual pads. Her enterprise is empowering financially challenged young girls of school going age to fulfill their academic potential by providing the protection they need to attend school during their menstrual cycle.

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    • Aleksandrs Morozovs

      Aleksandrs Morozovs Young Folks LV

      Young Folks LV is an organisation that empowers youngsters and helps them develop their skills and realise their full potential. Organisation provides various activities for youngsters, like School of Profession, leadership program Realitychangers, photography, painting, swimming and math lessons, as well as a summer camp for small kids, where youngsters become the leaders and project managers.

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    • Cecilia Fiaka

      Cecilia Fiaka Nneka Youth Foundation

      Cecilia Fiaka helps children from having their childhoods cut short by teenage pregnancy, drug use and incomplete education. Nkeka Youth Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of Ghanaian kids through summer camps, tours, educational programs and career development, instilling a sense of self-worth and ambition that helps the youth focus on their future goals and dreams.

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    • Ernest Gavor

      Ernest Gavor Moja App

      Ernest runs an innovative mobile-health solution that plans to increase voluntary blood donation and bridge critical gaps within the blood transfusion supply chain. His goal is to make blood readily available to mothers and children in need.

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    • Diana Lapkis & Anna Lokomete

      Diana Lapkis & Anna Lokomete BetterTogether

      The idea of project LabākKopā is to integrate primary and secondary school pupils from socially disadvantaged families, boarding schools and orphanages into society. Within the project, each child gets a student-mentors, who will not only help a child to get better grades in school, but also will become his friend, an example and a role model. Students-mentors will help pupils to believe in themselves and find talents to be developed, through formal and informal teaching methods.

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    • Nikoleta  Popkostadinova

      Nikoleta Popkostadinova

      Nikoleta ​Popkostadinova is going to create an online platform, open and honest, to fill in the gaps in sexual health education of Bulgarian teenagers

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    • Sam Zizinga

      Sam Zizinga Cartoon Home Network

      Sam is working to change the way that children learn, helping them to do better school. His Cartoon Home Network provides school-aged children with video simulations that provide practical demonstrations of the theory covered in the curriculum, to help them better retain concepts. Sam is currently building digital videos to support curriculum in all science courses in nursery, primary and secondary school levels.

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    • Eglė Jokužytė

      Eglė Jokužytė

      Eglė creates and produces books combining Braille and usual symbols to induce blind children's literacy and remove social barriers.

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    • Alassane Ngom

      Alassane Ngom Parc des Sciences et des Technologies

      Alassane Ngom has created the Centre for Science and Technology to support the emergence of a scientific culture in Senegal, especially among children.

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    • Wilson & Zakiya Amooro

      Wilson & Zakiya Amooro Trash4Books

      This dynamic duo is creating a viable chamber orchestra with violins made from trash. This initiative seeks to create a cleaner, healthier, happier & better educated society through the power of classical music and recycling.

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    • Rosie Linder & Jesper Engström

      Rosie Linder & Jesper Engström Peppy Pals

      Peppy Pals is an award-winning organization developing fun, educational games and books that nurture children's Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It is a unique way of learning and experiencing emotions, empathy, collaboration and friendship without ”right or wrong

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    • Philip Acquah

      Philip Acquah

      Philip has introduced a practical approach to learning by allowing students to go out and gather raw or external data, analyze it and use it in solving cost accounting problems.

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    • Nina & Vladimir Nikiforovi

      Nina & Vladimir Nikiforovi WHITE HORSE GALLERY

      Nina and Vladimir Nikiforovi set an example and teach kids and teenagers to make this world cleaner and pollution-free, perceiving the art of ecology.

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    • Merete Grimeland & Therese Byhring

      Merete Grimeland & Therese Byhring World Wide Narrative

      Merete and Therese focus on reducing relational challenges among children who have experienced a difficult upbringing. In addition, World Wide Narrative provide a tool which supports children in developing resilience and turn a negative past into a bright future by rewriting the childrens personal narratives. This is achieved through their two products ’Digital storytelling’ and ’HEI!’.

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    • Giedrius Bučas

      Giedrius Bučas Kūrybos kampas 360

      Creative angle 360 - a place for children to learn about and act on environmental issues.

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    • Eva Fog

      Eva Fog

      Eva Fog has created the community "DigiPippi" where girls who are interested in IT and technology are met at eye-level. DigiPippi is a combination of an online portal and offline events that strive to approach IT and technology in a way that makes it feel relevant and interesting for girls.

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    • Sandra Kinnaman Nordström

      Sandra Kinnaman Nordström The Good Talents

      The Good Talents is leadership and social entrepreneurship programs for youth. The program aims to give youths the knowledge, tools and networks needed to survive in an increasingly unstable job market. The Good Talents provides companies, municipalities and civil society organizations an unique opportunity to meet, interact and forge relationships with young people they would never come in contact with otherwise.

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    • Nyakwesi Mujaya

      Nyakwesi Mujaya Makini Organization

      Makini addresses street children of Dar es Salaam by providing them with access to health facilities, social services, basic education and most importantly imparting life skills through the arts.

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    • Nerijus Buivydas

      Nerijus Buivydas

      Nerijus has opened a Democratic school to change the Lithuanian education system and aspire for an education system that will take into consideration the student's´needs and abilities, resulting in better quality in teaching and learning, and overall satisfaction.

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    • Naomi & Yvette Kuseyo

      Naomi & Yvette Kuseyo Les Écoles du Coeur

      Naomi and Yvette run a social enterprise that creates fun learning environments inside paediatric hospitals, allowing hospitalised children to continue their education.

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    • Anton Håkanson

      Anton Håkanson DayCape

      DayCape is a digital calendar app for people with autism, which supports them throughout their day and that they can plan at their own pace. Using the help of images and reminders the app gives the user a clear overview of the day. The app can be shared and customized, to not only make it easier to use but also to allow those taking part in your day to plan the schedule.

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    • Dejene Adem

      Dejene Adem

      Dejene supports economically disadvantaged women in urban areas through vertical farming. Women can grow and sell fresh vegetables safely without polluted water, using a strong, easily portable and cost effective bamboo frame.

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    • Joan Avit

      Joan Avit GraphoGame

      GraphoGame Tanzania aims at improving quality of early childhood education through the dissemination of a child-friendly, game-based, educational innovation designed to help children learn reading easier and effectively.

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    • Meelis Raiend

      Meelis Raiend The Spirit of Sport

      The Spirit of Sport / Spordivaim joins humans who are interested in helping young people to develop, both mentally and physically, through sports. The goal is to create the environment where the young person could develop freely in the way that hi/she could fulfill his/her dreams and potential as a human being.

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    • Felix Uzor

      Felix Uzor Felix Fitness

      Felix Fitness offers programs that promotes water safety by educating students and informing beach and hotel managers about proper safety precautions. Using education and advocacy, Felix has raised awareness about the risks of water activities and how to prevent drownings. He has also equipped hundreds of young people with water safety, rescue and CPR skills.

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    • Israel A.  Yeboah

      Israel A. Yeboah Unilynq

      Israel is using his organization Unilynq to eliminate the use of traditional student data storage in paper form while increasing the number of students passing their exam each year. Unilynq is a data storage system and an e-learning platform for students that keeps track of their academic data and helps students to enhance their learning. Unilynq is an online web application that can be used across various platforms including PCs and mobile devices.

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    • Mariam  Mayoumbila

      Mariam Mayoumbila Kadja-Kossi

      Mariam's social enterprise fights the huge problem of violence among Chadian children by equipping schools and parents with tools that use culture and self-expression to break the negative cycle of violence in schools.

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    • Madeleine Opira

      Madeleine Opira A Million Minds

      Madeleine is an educated lawyer who runs the think tank A Million Minds, which work to change the image of the Stockholm’s housing projects and motivate and improve the conditions for youths living there.

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    • Regina Honu

      Regina Honu Soronko Solutions

      Regina's organization brings STEM trainings and skills to children in Ghana that teaches critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Regina has also initiated a special Tech Needs Girls class that focuses on addressing the gender gap in ICT by connecting girls to female computer science and engineering pros who teach and inspire the youth.

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    • Tesfanesh Tadesse

      Tesfanesh Tadesse

      Tesfanesh supports a particularly vulnerable group - teenage mothers and street mothers who have no access to employment or health services - by providing counselling, vocational training and employment through the baking and selling of injera.

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    • Svetlana Smurigina & Natalya Rumyantseva

      Svetlana Smurigina & Natalya Rumyantseva INCLUSIVE HORSE THEATRE

      Svetlana and Natalia from Yaroslavl' create special performance in their Inclusive Horse Theatre where children with disabilities act together with other children and horses.

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    • Mikhail Krivonos

      Mikhail Krivonos RABOTA-I CENTER

      Job center for orphanage graduates and young people with disabilities. In this center children from partner companies learn how to write CV, pass an interview and get a job.

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    • Gita Rajan & Hermine Holm

      Gita Rajan & Hermine Holm WONSA

      Wonsa is creating a world free from sexual abuse with their specialized clinic for victims, research and education.

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    • Kiiya JK

      Kiiya JK C-Sema

      C-Sema runs the National Child Helpline (CHL) in-collaboration with the Government of Tanzania. The National Child Helpline helps children in need of care and protection through a toll-free 116 telephone line available across all networks in Tanzania.

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    • Neema Shosho

      Neema Shosho Afya Slices

      Afya Slices uses digital tools to provide nutritional information targeting mothers, caretakers and health providers to reduce the infant mortality rate and malnutrition among children up to five years old. Neema's social innovation uses a mobile platform to provide information on how to use locally available & affordable food to improve child nutrition.

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    • Patrick Kabangiro

      Patrick Kabangiro

      Patrick runs an innovative solution called "itoo palucheck"; a medical mobile app that diagnoses malaria through infrared and Internet. With this amazing innovation, there is no need of a blood sample, or a microscope! This solution will also allow health professionals to do their activities quickly and effectively, reducing the death rate of malaria infected patients.

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    • Abel Hailegiorgis

      Abel Hailegiorgis

      Abel designs and builds innovative wheelchairs made out of bamboo that are vastly cheaper than any other wheelchair available in Ethiopia.

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    • Merit Lilleleht

      Merit Lilleleht

      Creating healthy sleeping routines for babies are extremely important. Merit and her team support young parents with the tools and knowledge for healthy sleeping habits for their children through consultations both at home and online.

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    • Sara Yeboah

      Sara Yeboah

      To inform, educate and empower young people in Ghana and Africa to make positive decisions concerning their health whilst building a sustainable proactive and healthy generation.

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    • Sharnel Deo

      Sharnel Deo PEN Tanzania

      Sharnel runs a Mobile Computer lab for public primary schools, a project which is implemented by PEN Tanzania Organization to improve the quality of ICT education and learning outcome in Tanzania. This project integrates the use of ICT through provision of computer training in primary schools.

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    • Erasmus Acko & Marian Ewuram

      Erasmus Acko & Marian Ewuram IT4Teens

      Knowing just how important ICT skills are in an increasingly digital world, Erasmus Ackon and Marian Ewurama Wiredu saw an opportunity to help combat poverty through skills development. With a target on children aged 8 and up, the pair founded IT4Teens to train young people in topics ranging from basic computer skills to app development and graphic design to make them competitive and relevant in the job market and ensure a brighter future.

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    • Sofia Appelgren

      Sofia Appelgren Mitt Livs Val

      Mitt Livs Val believes in an inclusive society in which all newly arrived youth have equal choices in life as much as the ‘established’ Swedes. Building on that belief, they have created the first large-scale mentorship program between Swedish students and unaccompanied refugee youth to provide them with a path to attend higher education in Sweden and reduce cultural polarization.

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    • Elizabeth Monteil

      Elizabeth Monteil Cybercase

      By addressing the need for internet connectivity in rural areas Elisabeth has found an solution that addresses social inclusion and education for children. Her “Cyberspaces” provide internet connection, laptops and computers in villages, as well as a place for trainings and access to information technology for young students and apprentices.

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    • Michael Tornyenu

      Michael Tornyenu

      Michael has introduced a fun and exciting way to engage children in reading and writing by giving them an opportunity to write short story books for publishing!

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    • Jonah Adongo

      Jonah Adongo

      Jonah deploys the use of Animation Teaching Methods (ATM) to complement traditional classroom methods in teaching students technical subjects in school.

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    • Linda Ansong

      Linda Ansong STEMbees

      Linda has a passion for IT and believes that everyone, girls and boys, young and old, can learn how to code and create apps and IT tools. She thinks that if children received a more solid S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, they would have more chances to succeed in their adult life. Therefore, she will open a centre where children will be taught ICT and STEM in a fun and very practical way, through the actual production of products that can eventually be sold in the market.

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    • Dominique  Uwase Alonga

      Dominique Uwase Alonga Imagine We

      Dominique is a young activist who is using her organization, Imagine We, to create a vibrant reading culture among children in Rwanda. Imagine We organizes national read-a-thon events and is working to equip schools across the country with their own libraries. The read-a-thon program is implemented through an interactive, child-friendly website and mobile app that children use to enter the competition and to find interesting and fun reading materials.

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    • Louis NGABONZIZA

      Louis NGABONZIZA Empowering Children with Disabilities

      In Rwanda, children with hearing impairments can be excluded from formal education and society at large, resulting in illiteracy, stigmatization in their communities and socio-economic marginalization as adults. Louis’ organization Empowering Children with Disabilities is working to change this and to ensure that deaf children access the resources they need to succeed. By providing hearing impaired children and youth with formal education, technology and vocational skills, Louis is working to build a generation of confident, self-sufficient young Rwandans.

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    • Faridah Shakoor

      Faridah Shakoor Abloom Filmfestival

      Abloom Filmfestival gathers children, youth and parents, to reduce the taboos connected to disabilities. The primary target group is minority families, in which the taboo of disabilities is most profound. Abloom Filmfestival aims to reduce isolation, loneliness, and low self-esteem that the children with disabilities often experience.

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    • Harriet Cordelia Nielsen

      Harriet Cordelia Nielsen

      Harriet Cordelia Nielsen has created Askov Ridecenter's "The Unique Offer" for physically, socially and educationally challenged children. The combination of horseback riding and educational training gives the children the opportunity of participating at school on more equal terms.

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    • Anthony Agee-kum

      Anthony Agee-kum Edutainment Homework Canopy

      Edutainment Homework Canopy provides light and space that children require to do their homework and read their schoolbooks. With various activities available to generate enthusiasm for learning among the children, as well as community volunteer teachers who serve as role models, the homework canopy is an environment where learning is fun, and success is never far from reach.

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    • Edvard  Ljulko

      Edvard Ljulko

      Minutes of Stillness gives children tools to become more relaxed, focused, attentive, creative and self-aware by offering teachers and parents a variety of easy and practical awareness exercises, that can be used in schools, at home or other places.

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    • Vaida Jasiulevičienė

      Vaida Jasiulevičienė

      "Unique child" is a web platform where children can increase their self esteem and resilience through games.

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    • Abdulai Mohammed

      Abdulai Mohammed

      Abdulai uses mathematical games to arouse, sustain and build interest and concentration of pupils in their numeracy studies.

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    • Anna  Tikhomirova

      Anna Tikhomirova BUMPER BOOK BUS

      Bumper Book Bus help children to fall in love with reading. This is a children’s book club on wheels, the shop with the best children’s books that travels around the country.

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    • Per Nygaard

      Per Nygaard

      Per Nygaard has created "NinjaSkolen", for children that have difficulties believing their abilities. Through role-playing, idolizing, training and playing hese children can become more confident about their own strenghts, have their self-esteem and courage level elevated and establish a better body awareness.

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    • Elena Kabakchieva

      Elena Kabakchieva Health and Social Development Foundation

      Elena and HESED Foundation are helping Roma children in order to develop their social skills, delay early marriage, avoid risky behavior and achieve successful professional orientation.

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    • Metasebia Mammo

      Metasebia Mammo

      Metasebia improves relationships between parents and children through parenting trainings, to help children grow into confident, resilient adults who likely to succeed.

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    • Emilian Kadiiski &  Teodor Kostadinov

      Emilian Kadiiski & Teodor Kostadinov

      Emilian and Teodor are going to create IT center in an underdeveloped part of Bulgaria where they will teach children free IT courses, broadening their horizons and influencing their ways of life.

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    • John Ninchemah

      John Ninchemah

      John uses extensive reading to improve fundamental English grammar and language proficiency among students. Improving students command in reading and writing in English has a positive effect in their overall academic performance.

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    • Ishmael Hammond

      Ishmael Hammond Special Attention Project

      Ishmael has a mEducation solution which enables effective teaching of the English language using the phonetics of a local dialect (Twi ) for children with learning difficulties in Ghana. The App is multi-sensory and self-correcting, and can be used by schools, families and individuals.

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    • Veronika Lendler

      Veronika Lendler

      Young Helpers project supports and empowers children who are facing specific challenges of disability in the family. These children – Young Helpers – are provided with individual support and counseling as well as group support. The project also deals with advocacy aimed at formal recognition of Young Helpers in the social care system.

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    • Sheila Osei Boakye

      Sheila Osei Boakye Literacy for Life

      Literacy for Life aims to equip trainers of pupils with the skills required to lay a strong foundation for language and literacy. It also equips children with the ability to build a strong foundation for reading and literacy which is the vehicle for academic excellence.

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    • Anna  Shelepova

      Anna Shelepova

      Anna and her team build multifunctional sports grounds in Almaty, making sport accessible for all children including children from dysfunctional families who don't have opportunity to buy special equipment.

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    • Rita Siaw

      Rita Siaw

      Rita assists children to become self motivated readers and writers. She also equips teachers with child-centered ideas and approaches to inspiring and encouraging children.

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    • Lily Kudzro

      Lily Kudzro Devio Arts

      Understanding the role that creative arts play in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development, Lily is working to revitalize the arts in Ghana – as an extracurricular activity and in traditional classrooms – through community and school workshops, a mobile arts bus and by strengthening the ties between arts teachers across Ghana.

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    • Yana Leonova

      Yana Leonova CHANGE ONE LIFE

      Yana has been working in non-profit since 2002. In "Change one life" she ensures the process of creating short videos about children and is responsible for popularization of charity program.

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    • Gaspard Twagirayezu

      Gaspard Twagirayezu Creation Hill

      Gaspard develops programs and tools designed to increase interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among children through fun and engaging activities.

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    • AnneSofie Blixt

      AnneSofie Blixt Tilia

      Tilia supports young people between 12-30 with mental illness to create hope and security, through preventive, supportive and advocacy work.

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    • Lyuben Georgiev

      Lyuben Georgiev “Re-Act” Association

      Lyuben will provide social and professional integration of youths under institutional care for deviant behavior by establishing social enterprise for bicycles manufacturing

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    • Stoyana Stoeva & Maya Doneva

      Stoyana Stoeva & Maya Doneva

      The Teahouse of Maya Doneva and Stoyana Stoeva aims to provide first job to young people raised in institutions as an instrument for achieving independent lifestyle and social environment of high quality.

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    • Mikhail  Epshtein

      Mikhail Epshtein WORLD OF MATH MUSEUM

      Mihail organized the first Russian Interactive "Math World" museum, where children can feel beauty and elegance of mathematical ideas and forget about their fear of this school subject.

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    • Amir Sajadi & Milad Mohammadi

      Amir Sajadi & Milad Mohammadi JÄRVASKOLAN

      Järvaskolan works to create an equal school where every pupil gets inspired to have limitless dreams and motivation towards a higher education.

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    • Theresa Ohene - Asarebea

      Theresa Ohene - Asarebea

      Theresa has created an engaging method of using flash cards and dice games to help develop reading and writing skills among children in lower primary to second grade.

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    • Olga Kolpakova


      Olga Kolpakova and her team interest “difficult teenagers” in organizing performances that popularize healthy life-style and support children in difficult life situation.

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    • Natassia Fry & Pegah Afsharian

      Natassia Fry & Pegah Afsharian Kompis Ungdom

      Kompis Ungdom is a buddy program connecting established Swedes with newly arrived youth with the aim to erase cultural and social barriers among Swedish youth. Kompis Ungdom’s vision is to build long lasting friendship between peers in order to reduce cultural polarization and to combat exclusion in Sweden.

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    • Samuel Gyabah

      Samuel Gyabah Samalex Solutions

      Samalex Solutions provides micro flush toilets to local schools and rural communities solving the problem of proper and hygienic waste disposal facilities in Ghana with a simple and affordable solution.

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    • Sherry Hakimnejad

      Sherry Hakimnejad

      Kompass & Co provide vocational training and give access to work experience for youth who have dropped out of school. Kompass & Co's increase the youth's self-esteem and their belief in their own capabilities.

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    • Irma Liubartienė

      Irma Liubartienė

      Irma has the ambition to increase EQ among teachers in Lithuania through a 4 modules EQ program called "Dramblys". She aims to introduce an EQ quality mark to schools in the country.

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    • Josephine Marie Godwyll

      Josephine Marie Godwyll Young at Heart Gh

      Josephine founded Young at Heart Gh to improve education in rural areas in Ghana. Her solution makes use of technology to improve the learning experience of children in rural schools by empowering them with basic computer skills, setting up ICT learning hubs equipped with computers and educational software and encouraging the use of these facilities for distant learning tutorials.

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    • Marko Knežević

      Marko Knežević

      Maritime HUB project combines heritage, sailing and social skills development to assist children growing up without parents or adequate parental care. Children from social care institutions are involved in learning and development of skills that help them achieve independence.

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    • Dana Narvaiša

      Dana Narvaiša Get to know your child

      Dana identified the gap in the educational system and child upbringing, the period, where parents don't hear or understand the child needs and created the program for parents and children on how to close that gap. Because this gap exists in many families, regardless of the child specifics, this child (even from a very good family) may have problems with education and behavioural issues in the future, this child may become a bully or be bullied.

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    • Clarissa Meister-Petersen

      Clarissa Meister-Petersen

      Clarissa Meister-Petersen has created Filiorum and the initiative "Dramatic Art on the School Timetable", an innovative learning concept that integrates professional theatrical performances with courses of study that are tailor-made for the specific pupils and the individual schools.

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    • Camille Anemone Larsen

      Camille Anemone Larsen

      Camille Anemone Larsen has created BeYou, an organized mentoring programme for children and youths living in socially vulnerable housing areas. The holistic approach of the BeYou programme ensures that the children build up and maintain a feeling of being valuable to themselves, their friends, parents, teachers and society in general.

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    • Rita Riekstiņa

      Rita Riekstiņa Mājskola

      “Majskola” (Home-school) is a website, where children from all around the world can connect to knowers - people, who are professionals in their field and are ready to share their knowledge and experience. The goal of this project is to give a possibility to children, who have various health issues, to get free additional education and get a possibility to improve their social skills and self-esteem, as well as reduce the amount of bullying towards children, who are “different” and teach healthy kids sympathy.

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    • Mikael Højbjerg and Thomas Mose

      Mikael Højbjerg and Thomas Mose

      Mikael Højbjerg and Thomas Mose have created "Ordblindetræning" an online platform that provides dyslexic aid training for children, in private as well as in school. The tool can target the specific needs of the child with dyslexia, adjusting for the child’s age, degree of dyslexia and the environment in which the dyslexia training is taking place.

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    • Jean Luc Semedo & Evelyne Ines

      Jean Luc Semedo & Evelyne Ines Hope: Mon sang pour sauver des vies

      Jean and Evelyne have developed a web and mobile application platform to promote blood donation by registering blood donors and encouraging them to donate. The duo has already partnered with 19 blood banks in Senegal, and they plan to scale using SMS as a platform to roll out their initiative across the country. Their platform will use SMS and voice messages in French and in local languages to reach as many people as possible.

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    • Gülten   Eminovski

      Gülten Eminovski

      Gülten Eminovski has created a toolkit for children, parents and teachers. STOPMOB helps children develop positive thoughts, feelings and behavior in order to strengthen social inclusion.

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    • Getter Toome

      Getter Toome

      Many children get injured on playgrounds each year in Estonia. Many injuries that could be prevented. Getter Toome aims to reduce these injuries in an inspiring way through her developed play and tools for both children and teachers.

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    • Georgios Karpathakis

      Georgios Karpathakis Underbara ADHD

      Underbara ADHD is a platform where children with ADHD, their families and others can educate one another and improve their understanding of the diagnosis. The vision is that by highlighting the positive with an ADHD diagnosis children's self-image and confidence can be enforced.

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    • Veselina Feldman

      Veselina Feldman

      Veselina Feldman proposes a modern innovative therapy – Equine-Assisted Therapy - for improving functioning and quality of life for children with disabilities.

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    • Stephen  Hammond

      Stephen Hammond

      Stephen equips pupils with fundamental literacy skills through an integrated multi-sensory approach that helps pupils better grasp the concept of literacy.

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    • Elin  Wernquist Roberts

      Elin Wernquist Roberts Barnrättsbyrån

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    development Health & Development:
    Help children live healthier lives.

    education Education:
    Improve children`s access to education.

    social inclusion Social inclusion:
    Allow children from marginalized groups to participate in society on more equal basis.

    child protection Child protection:
    Protect children from physical and mental abuse and threats.

    expression and participation Expression & Participation:
    Help children express themselves and participate in society through improved access to information.

    economic patricipation Economic Participation:
    Equip youth to successfully enter the labor market.

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