How One Environmental Science Class Inspired an 8-Year Old in India to Focus His Future on Clean Water Access

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to identifying solutions to the problems we see every day. At 8 years old, one young man in India decided he would dedicate his career to improve clean water access to communities around the world, and more. #OYW2018 #GreentheGene

An Innovative Foundation Takes on Waste Before it Enters the Oceans

Recycled Island Foundation is taking on waste pollution in our waters and transforming city landscapes like never before. Read more about their innovative way of recycling and repurposing plastic to beautify Rotterdam and cities outside of the Netherlands.

How One Young Cameroonian Founded an Organization to Combat Climate Change and Preserve the Environment in Their Country

Happy New Year to all and thanks for your patience while I took a break from sharing these amazing stories during #ShoutOutSundays. I am back with another inspirational individual from Cameroon who took plastic waste and turned it into something that their community could use; read on to find out more.

How One Young Man’s Childhood Experiences Spurred the Movement to Build Homes Out of Plastic Bottles in Uganda

Plastic pollution is something we see every day in our backyards (literally), on the streets, or in our bodies of water. This young man from Uganda recognized that plastic could be used for good and provide housing for the poor - I was privileged to hear him speak at #OYW2018 and wanted to share his story with you, too. #BeatPlasticPollution #UnplasticThePlanet

Using Storytelling to Capture the Journey to Follow Happiness

#OYW2018 delegates who attended on behalf of their businesses were challenged to return to their home countries and come up with initiatives based off of their experiences. Here's Konceta's story.

One Woman’s Efforts to Advance Gender Equality in Sudan

Across the globe girls and women still encounter challenges due to gender roles that were set from generations past. The evidence is there: achieving gender equality is beneficial for the economy, can decrease poverty and gender-based violence, and more. Mai Khidir participated in the Milead Fellowship run by the Moremi Initiative, and was tasked with implementing … Continue reading One Woman’s Efforts to Advance Gender Equality in Sudan

How One Woman is Making the Case for Inclusion in Employment for Women with Special Needs

Of the 624,000 people living with disabilities in Azerbaijan, according to Chairman of the State Social Protection Fund Salim Muslumov, over 290,000 are women, and a majority of them are unemployed. Sara Rajabli recognized this issue and sought to address this lack of inclusion in employment for this population. She founded BUTA Art & Sweets … Continue reading How One Woman is Making the Case for Inclusion in Employment for Women with Special Needs

How One Organization in Bangladesh is Tackling Youth Unemployment through STEM

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest issues facing young people today, with rates as high as 13% in 2016. In Southern Asia, there were approximately 13.9 million youth who were unemployed in 2017. Recognizing that 25% of Bangladeshi youth do not complete their education for a variety of reasons such as limited financial resources, and being  … Continue reading How One Organization in Bangladesh is Tackling Youth Unemployment through STEM

Talawiet Organisation for Development: Driving Development in Rural Communities throughout Sudan

Salam Kanhoush works at Talawiet Organisation for Development (TOD), an organization that works to spur development in the rural communities of Sudan through its programs. Its Education, Health and Nutrition, Humanitarian, Livelihood, Microfinance, and Institutional Development, and Capacity Building programs positively impact marginalized communities and refugee population in Sudan, from increasing access to education and providing … Continue reading Talawiet Organisation for Development: Driving Development in Rural Communities throughout Sudan

One Young World, in a Nutshell

Hallo from the Netherlands everyone! I had been meaning to write daily about my experiences at One Young World in The Hague, but my days started at 6am and often ended past 11:30pm, leaving me hardly any time to catch my breath. It was a fully-packed four days but I wouldn't have it any other … Continue reading One Young World, in a Nutshell