We work towards a brighter future for children and youth.
We choose change
Change can be scary and uncomfortable, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and lead to positive growth and progress. We choose change because we believe it will help us to build a better and more sustainable world for ourselves and future generations. It requires courage and a willingness to step outside our comfort zones, but the potential rewards are great. By embracing change, we can become more adaptable, resilient, and empowered to create social impact in the world around us.Learn more
People behind change
Unleash the power of social entrepreneurs
The world is full of remarkable people who carry brilliant solutions to social problems. We empower these people to create a world where all children reach their full potential.Learn more
Since 2010, we have been empowering local social entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that improve the lives of children and youth. We aim to tenfold our impact by 2030 and thus minimize inequality, poverty and climate effects around the world.
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Partnering for Change event series
Partnering for Change started as an initiative in 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden to gather doers and thinkers from different sectors to discuss and share insights and inspiration about how to work together to solve pressing social issues. Since then we have arranged Partnering for Change events in several of our markets and in different formats.
Green entrepreneurship bootcamp and Green innovation Lab, Ethiopia
A project funded by the IKEA Foundation to inspire and support young people in Ethiopia to start and grow sustainable green businesses. The Green entrepreneurship Bootcamp aims to help 360 young people to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, develop an interest in the green business sector, and generate ideas for starting a business. The green innovation lab aims to help 60 people to test their ideas and build viable enterprises that protect the planet and offer employment to others.
WITH IKEA Foundation
Scaling readiness for education-focused social entrepreneurs, Ghana
A capacity development project for social entrepreneurs focused on improving educational outcomes for children and youth. The project will help the social entrepreneurs to improve and gather further evidence on the effectiveness of their solutions and to prepare to scale their interventions.
WITH The Jacobs Foundation
Open the Circle, Bulgaria
Open the Circle is a multi-sectoral coalition focusing on preventing poverty and social exclusion through local social entrepreneurs. With the Scaling Readiness program, which is part of the initiative, we supported two established social enterprises in order to unleash their potential to scale their social organizations.
WITH ING Bank
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Susan Dahlbeck, Sweden
Healthy Women offers training and social gatherings to improve the physical and mental health of young women in the suburbs.
Daniel Achamyelew & Yemisrach Sisay, Ethiopia
Duna Energy solves energy poverty with a stove generating electricity from cooking heat.
Hamere Mulugeta, Ethiopia
Nu Chika Enabuka is a centre, where children develop their talents in various creative and artistic works and plant vegetables that are enough to feed the whole family at home.
Silvena Hristova & Krasimir Lambov, Bulgaria
Life with Down Syndrome changes society’s view on children with Down Syndrome through strengthened family bonds.
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Highlights of 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, we reflect on a restless year. Yet, despite all the difficulties and uncertainties, we look back with hope and gratitude towards all that we have achieved together. We've gathered the most important highlights from our work during 2022 for you.
Creating a green and equal future through social entrepreneurship: The case of Ethiopia
As developing economies like Ethiopia face the biggest challenges in the world with youth unemployment, high levels of inequality, and are the ones feeling the impact of the changing climate the most, we asked Lemlem to reflect on how social entrepreneurship is an important tool to tackle them and to share some of the inspiring examples and lessons learned from her work.
by Lemlem Sinkineh, Country Manager Ethiopia
Change Leader Story
Overcoming prejudice through family love
When Silvena Hristova and Krasimir Lambov had a daughter with Down syndrome, they were advised by their doctor, like many other parents in Bulgaria, to place the child in foster care and move on with their lives without her.
Change Leader Story
Transforming the lives of street teens
“I started having sex at age eleven,” Naomi shared with me in tears. Talking to her, I learned that Naomi’s mother had died and her father was nowhere to be found. Naomi also took care of her four siblings: “I can only do this when I am able get two to five Ghanaian Cedi from men I sleep with, some who are older than me,” she said. Naomi’s future looked bleak. She was highly exposed to what could curtail her education and expose her to sexually transmitted diseases. So, I put my arm around her and told her that someone cares about her.
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