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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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  • 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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  • Evelyne Naotordene

    Evelyne Naotordene NaoFood

    Evelyne Naotordene discovered that good quality foods are hard to find in schools, and parents do not know exactly what their children eat when they are at school. Through her initiative, the Naofood Project, Evelyne provides quality food to students during breaks. She works with nutritionists to identify food that are important for children’s growth and shares the menu with parents using through mobile phones!

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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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  • 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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  • AnneSofie Blixt

    AnneSofie Blixt Tilia

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

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  • Elena Kabakchieva

    Elena Kabakchieva Health and Social Developement 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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  • Ashod Derandonyan & Alexander Ivanov

    Ashod Derandonyan & Alexander Ivanov Listen up Foundation

    Providing equal access to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth by establishing a national center for video relay sign language interpretation and speech-to-text services for communication with people outside the community, raising awareness in the society and stimulating Deaf pride.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • James Kofi Annan

    James Kofi Annan Challenging Heights

    Through education, economic empowerment and community mobilization, Challenging Heights targets at- risk, poor families to explain the dangers of child trafficking and to address the root cause of slavery.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Didier Lalaye

    Didier Lalaye SMS Lifeline

    Didier combats the high prevalence of bilharzia by identifying the disease quickly through simple mobile testing units that use a feature phone to test for the disease! He has set up mobile testing units in villages which are vulnerable to the disease and face shortages in health care facilities. With his device children and adults can be diagnosed even without the need for them to leave their villages!

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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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  • 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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  • Alesya Nugayeva

    Alesya Nugayeva

    Nugayeva Alesya is an art-therapist, she realizes creative art-projects: decorations, articles, playing grounds made from salvage. Her motto is “From consumer to creator!”

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tsonka Todorova

    Tsonka Todorova "Cancer Patients and Friends" Association

    Tsonka and Cancer Patients and Friends Association are helping children having a parent with cancer, who live in fear and stress caused by the diagnose and the possible tragic end.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Violeta Masteikienė

    Violeta Masteikienė

    Friends' Jam uses harvest excess to make tasty jam together with big families, sell it and create opportunity to earn extra money.

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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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  • 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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  • Brenda-Deborah Shuma

    Brenda-Deborah Shuma Gabriella Rehab Centre

    Children with disabilities belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. They are often segregated from the rest of society and other children, they are denied their right to education, and they are deprived of a chance of creating a fruitful future for themselves. Brenda Deborah Shuma is working to address this problem by empowering these children with the vocational skills they need to generate income and build a future for themselves.

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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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  • Martine Umulisa

    Martine Umulisa Kaami Arts

    Martine's social enterprise targets Rwanda's most vulnerable children and helps them to overcome challenges they face by developing their artistic talents using theatre, music, dance and fine arts.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Albert Anokye Frimpong

    Albert Anokye Frimpong

    Albert provides special training for students to become peer facilitators who help their fellow students.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emir Selimi

    Emir Selimi Unga Romer

    Unga Romer promotes social inclusion of children and young people of Roma origin by spreading knowledge about Roma history, advocacy and dialogue.

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  • Pelle  Plesner

    Pelle Plesner

    Pelle Plesner has established the volunteer association FitforKids providing a special weight loss program for overweight and inactive children. It brings the children energy and happiness and provides the families with excellent conditions to begin a new and healthier lifestyle.

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  • Rosie Linder & Jesper Engström

    Rosie Linder & Jesper Engström Peppy Pals

    Peppy Pals is a mobile EQ game that teaches kids between 3-6 years about friendship and empathy, to prevent them from being bullied or bullying others.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Randolph Rodrigues & Wolanyo Amoah

    Randolph Rodrigues & Wolanyo Amoah TTD Media Limited

    This wonderful tag team is working on an Interactive platform to share the process of reading and writing stories/novels. The platform will allow anyone to sign up for an account – they can write and share their own stories as well as contribute to those being created by other members of the network.

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  • Elin  Wernquist Roberts

    Elin Wernquist Roberts Barnrättsbyrån

    Barnrättsbyrån works with children and young people’s human rights. It is Sweden’s first advocacy service devoted to children’s rights which offer individual children and young people practical help, support and advice.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Olga Kolpakova

    Olga Kolpakova YOUTH VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT

    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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  • Adoumkidjim Naiban

    Adoumkidjim Naiban CESER Tchad

    Adoumkidjim has created the first center designed specifically for children with mental disabilities in Chad, where they can get education and vocational skills. Alongside educating children, his social enterprise is also working to support families of mentally disabled children and reduce societal stigma about mental disability.

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  • Bihaga Edward

    Bihaga Edward Umoja wa wawezeshaji (KIOO)

    Edward is an activist who is determined to eradicate child labour in Kigoma, Tanzania and beyond.

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  • Yves Iradukunda

    Yves Iradukunda Academic Bridge

    Yves runs Academic Bridge, a social enterprise that empowers schools to efficiently collect and manage student's information and share this information with parents. This helps to improve the education system for children by creating environments in which parents are fully involved in their child's education and development.

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  • Artiomas Šabajevas

    Artiomas Šabajevas Tolerancijos ir fizinės gerovės ugdymo centras

    Providing specialized help for children with obesity and overweight.

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  • Saad Yusuf Hashi & Firdawsa Ahmed

    Saad Yusuf Hashi & Firdawsa Ahmed Atlas Kompetanse

    Saad and Firdawsa seek to improve communication between teachers and parents who have a minority background. The goal is to support parents so they better can help their children to develop their socially skills and reach their full potential academically.

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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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  • 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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  • Sijis Dienga Dikete

    Sijis Dienga Dikete Enfant Foot Développement

    Sijis Dienga Dikete inspires disadvantaged youth through sports programming and camps where excellence on the field is taught alongside critical life and success skills.

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  • Cordie  Aziz

    Cordie Aziz Environment 360

    Turning trash into cash is an innovative idea that helps communities stay healthy and create economic empowerment. Using cartoon characters like Jaku and the Earth Defenders, Cordie believes we can change behavioral patterns and help people learn to make a variety of useful products from waste items.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elin Lutke & Jailton Carneiro

    Elin Lutke & Jailton Carneiro Cirkus Unik

    Cirkus Unik combines entrepreneurship and contemporary circus to create social inclusion and opportunities for children and youth in Sweden.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Liene Shomase

    Liene Shomase Lienes Šomases bērnu un jauniešu radošā studija

    Liene has developed her own special method “Inspiring through the music with breathing underlyings”, that teaches children to see and develop their talents. Lienes studio goal is to give a possibility for children and teenagers from economically disadvantaged families, orphanages or foster families to develop their creativity and grow into confident and opinionated parts of society. Studio offers a special program that includes the art of speech, styling courses, image creation, singing and music therapy classes.

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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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  • Nhana Samba

    Nhana Samba Le Geste

    Nhana runs a training & integration program, Le Geste, that uses digital tools to educate hearing impaired children, breaking barriers and introducing them to the world of technology. Le Geste staff visit special schools for hearing impaired children and provide software and tools that allows them to use the Internet fully and free from barriers.

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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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  • 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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  • Artem Sorokin

    Artem Sorokin JOINER'S SHOP "RUKI OTTUDA"

    Artem coordinates Joiner's shop "RukiOttuda" where children with disabilities can learn joinery meanwhile earning some money, building relations with other people and taking responsibility for their work.

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  • Birger Püschl

    Birger Püschl

    Birger Püschl has created the online portal "Bevægelsesportalen" that gives teachers, educators, substitute teachers and children the opportunity to access an intiutive database of physical and educational exercises that can be customized according to both learning purpose, environment, time of day, budget and duration.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Faraja Nyalandu

    Faraja Nyalandu Shule Direct

    Faraja is creating digital educational content to empower youth and children via desktop and mobile learning services.

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  • Alice Amoako & Solomon Amenyo

    Alice Amoako & Solomon Amenyo Autism Awareness

    Alice and Solomon's organization conducts autism awareness activities that will change the the way Ghana and the world look view people with autism. They have developed an app that educates and informs the public about autism and also provides an emergency response system for caregivers of autistic children, who are often marginalized in society.

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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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  • 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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  • Fassika Fikre

    Fassika Fikre

    Fassika reduces Ethiopia's high maternal and infant mortality rate using mobile technology, providing timely and relevant information to pregnant women using an SMS application that works on any mobile phone.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thadei Msumanje

    Thadei Msumanje Tanzania Rural Empowerment Organization (TAREO)

    Thadei Msumanje works to decrease Tanzania’s rural-urban divide by bringing ICT to rural communities, where few children have access to it today.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Adelaide Nyakey

    Adelaide Nyakey

    Adelaide incorporates the use of fine motor skills with a creative and practical method of Basic Design Technology (BDT) to improve learning for students in Junior High School.

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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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  • Carolyne Ekyarisiima

    Carolyne Ekyarisiima Apps & Girls

    Carolyne believes in empowering girls with ICT skills because she believes in their capacity and innovation power.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Audronė Masiukienė

    Audronė Masiukienė

    Fear lab helps young people understand and overcome their fears. We provide the knowledge how to talk about the difficulties of describing the various solutions and let the young person choose the suitable one.We work with pupils, students, disadvantaged young people, youth in a social exclusion, blind children and children with other disabilities. We apply a variety of attractive and interactive methods that are suitable and interesting for each of them.

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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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  • Serwah Quaynor

    Serwah Quaynor AACT Ghana

    Serwah is a trained nurse practitioner and has experience working as a women's health educator. Serwah's 27 year old son was diagnosed with autism when he was a child and upon her return to Ghana from the United States found out there was no educational support for her son. The lack of educational programs for children with autism motivated her to start the AACT centre. A centre that trains caregivers all over the country, ensuring all children with autism get care and education, which is their right.

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  • Edita Gilė

    Edita Gilė Vikingų kaimas

    „Viking village“ presents an innovative method for teaching history via experiential education.

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  • Lisa Cooper

    Lisa Cooper

    Lisa founded Catalyst to support youth who are at risk of not completing their education. Catalyst is a mentor and coaching program, which matches youth, primarily youth with a minority background, to a personal and trained mentor.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Current Change Leaders / Alumni
  • Nils Holm

    Nils Holm På Rätt Köl

    På rätt köl is an educational concept for students with ADHD & ADD. The concept combines traditional, theoretical studies with life coaching and boat building.

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  • Johanna Valentin

    Johanna Valentin Utsiktstornet

    Utsiktstornet uses chess as an educational tool to give children a playful opportunity to develop, both socially and intellectually.

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  • Ida Östensson

    Ida Östensson Make Equal

    Our vision is an equal and inclusive society. With practical methods, we help organizations to reach and include audiences they find it difficult to reach.

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  • Vladimir Kovalskiy

    Vladimir Kovalskiy EXTREME SPORTS FEDERATION

    Vladimir Kowalski and his Extreme Sports Federation give children and teenagers an opportunity to achieve self-fulfillment through extreme sports activities.

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  • Teibi Torm

    Teibi Torm Tagasi Kooli

    Teibi established a civil society initiative called "Back to School” to strengthen the cooperation between Estonian schools and the rest of the society.

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  • Susan Sabaa

    Susan Sabaa CRRECENT

    Susan Sabaa works with children who are in or have been released from the juvenile justice system, to reintegrate them into the community.

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  • Natalya  Shimina

    Natalya Shimina PARTNERS IN JOY

    Partners in joy help to preserve children’s right to play and try to relieve stress in children staying in hospitals for a long period of time, with the help of laughter therapy.

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  • Sanna Bergendahl

    Sanna Bergendahl Föreningen Storasyster

    Föreningen Storasyster mentors sexually abused children so that they’re able to talk about their experiences and get the help they need.

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  • Raivis Hščanovičs

    Raivis Hščanovičs

    RH3 Foundation established by Raivis aims to help fulfill the dreams of children affected by cancer.

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  • Yerlan Kumiskaliev

    Yerlan Kumiskaliev

    Yerlan has created a special dog therapy center to help children with mental disabilities and special needs, who were recognized by official medicine as hopeless.

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  • Aliya Arkharova

    Aliya Arkharova

    Aliya Arkharova – the mother of a child with autism and the author of a program that creates new possibilities for children with autism and changes the atitude of the society towards them.

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  • Jacques Kayisire

    Jacques Kayisire DREAM Team Football Academy

    Half of Rwanda’s population is under 18. This means that children and youth in Rwanda need to be supported, empowered and encouraged as they have a crucial role in the future of the country. Kayisire Jacques has developed a Football and ICT Skills Training program which helps rejuvenate the Rwandan youth, increase their self-esteem, promote peace, reconciliation and unity and inspire a joyful spirit. The program will empower children through both football and computer skills.

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  • Deborah  Ahenkorah

    Deborah Ahenkorah Golden Baobab

    Through her NGO, Deborah aims to inspire the creation, ensure the production and facilitate the distribution of enthralling, high quality, culturally relevant literary content by African writers and illustrators for African children.

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  • Patricia Raweka

    Patricia Raweka Gro Play

    GroPlay.com produces local, environmentally friendly, educational toys, games and apps that make learning about the environment fun.

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  • Mirko Miilits

    Mirko Miilits

    The idea of Smart Kids, created by Mirko, is to bring innovative solutions in children's education using new and modern technologies.

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  • Florence Adu

    Florence Adu LEAP Transmedia

    Florence Adu is the co-founder of LEAP Transmedia which develops educational content and programming for multimedia channels to boost the literacy and numeracy curriculum.

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  • Catharina Richter &  Monica Nanni

    Catharina Richter & Monica Nanni Randiga Huset

    Randiga Huset supports grieving children and their families, and strive to raise community awareness about children in mourning.

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  • Soledad Piñero Misa

    Soledad Piñero Misa Retoy

    Retoy creates play areas with and for children – places where they can play, borrow, exchange and learn about sustainability and the child convention.

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  • Ina  Grasmane

    Ina Grasmane

    Ina created Love House where children are looking for an answer to the question “who am I?” with the careful guidance from adults. Latvian specialists developed education, training and therapeutic system called "Pedagogy of Love" that is being implemented in the LoveHouse. This unique system is teaching children to love the life. It also teaches adults how to talk to children so that the child would get the message “We Love You!”

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  • Peter Kwarteng

    Peter Kwarteng Neonatal Network Support System

    Peter Kwarteng strives to reduce the mortality rate of newborns by giving health personnel easy access to life-saving information through movile phones. His work is improving the chances of survival for vulnerable babies through education, institutional networking and financial support for critical emergency medical care.

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  • Martin Exner

    Martin Exner

    Martin Exner has established the volunteer association Coding Pirates helping children to develop their IT skills and to become creators of IT instead of merely consumers.

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  • Elena Timofeeva

    Elena Timofeeva JEWELGIRLS

    The mission of Safe House foundation is to prevent human trafficking and to provide support to victims.

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  • Noella Thindwa

    Noella Thindwa Congolese Children for the Future

    Noella Thindwa provides entrepreneurship training for single mothers ages 13 to 18, as well as a network of free, bilingual nurseries for their children.

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  • Michael Baabu

    Michael Baabu Safe Child Ghana

    Michael's social enterprise promotes safety among children and youths by striving to prevent traffic accidents, falls, fires, drownings, suffocations and more.

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  • Johan Wendt

    Johan Wendt Mattecentrum

    Mattecentrum offers students free mathematics coaching through open-house tutoring sessions and the online tool matteboken.se

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  • Mariana Mutso

    Mariana Mutso

    Mariana established the Academy of Climbing to offer activity-based opportunities for children and to stimulate the development of their self-confidence along with physical health.

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  • Jean Toningar

    Jean Toningar BAL-Tchad & Bamisa

    Jean Toningar produces an award-winning cereal that parents can learn to make on their own, in order to prevent malnutrition among children in Chad.

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  • Dennis Lennartsson

    Dennis Lennartsson SPREADTHESIGN.COM

    Spreadthesign.com offers hearing disabled and deaf children and their families a free web platform where they can learn to communicate in sign language.

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  • Malin Agn

    Malin Agn Sundare Barn

    Sundare Barn supports parents of overweight children by providing online advice and by arranging health care seminars and exercise trips for families.

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  • Mario Hässledal

    Mario Hässledal Building Bridges

    In their work to raise the school attendance of Roma children, Building Bridges functions as a link between social services, schools and Roma families.

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  • Hayford Siaw

    Hayford Siaw Street Library

    Street Library brings mobile libraries to rural communities in order to promote literacy and educational curiosity among children in rural areas.

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  • Mohammed S. Tahir & Marie-Eve Lemieux

    Mohammed S. Tahir & Marie-Eve Lemieux DUNK

    Through basketball, life skills training and a mentoring programme, Marie-Eve and Mohammed's social enterprise encourages children from deprived communities to become agents of change.

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  • Peter Ndonwie

    Peter Ndonwie Paorp-Vwc

    Peter has been a persistent advocate for women and children’s rights in Ghana through his organization PAORP-VWC which promotes education in areas with discrimination against women and children. The mission is to research, organize, support, expand and strengthen the activities of human rights organizations as well as women and youth groups.

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  • Ivan  Blagoev

    Ivan Blagoev

    Ivan Blagoev aims to inspire children from institutions giving them crafting and creative skills in order to develop their potential and their ability to think in perspective.

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  • John Laselle

    John Laselle Löparakademin

    Löparakademin helps youth living in Stockholm’s housing projects set and achieve personal goals through long-distance running.

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  • Miriam Lundqvist

    Miriam Lundqvist Lajvverkstaden

    LajvVerkstaden uses live action role-playing as a pedagogical tool for students, who create exciting learning situations by playing different characters.

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  • Naim Zeneli

    Naim Zeneli Forza Ungdom

    Forza Ungdom helps unaccompanied child refugees by providing them with a network of adult role models and friends of the same age.

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  • Åsa & Johanna Olsson Järnhäll

    Åsa & Johanna Olsson Järnhäll Barnkraft

    Barnkraft’s educational programme teaches personnel in schools, preschools and the public sector to listen to, understand and help sexually abused children.

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Legend:

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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