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 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