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We share the stories of fearless young people working to create lasting change in their communities. We interview young changemakers from across the world about their motivations, ambitions and lessons learned along the way. We’ll show you the incredible impact of youth and that you too can make a difference.

Latest Episodes

S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

Art can be used to convey a message, evoke an emotion, but have you considered how art could be used to make a change in the community? How about inspiring change with a sneaker design? For the final episode of season 2, Anastasia chats with Taslima Khan, a creative and social activist based in London who designed a sneaker with Nike, called the Change Makeair. She’s also an award winning social entrepreneur and collaborates with non-profits to raise awareness of social issues through fashion pieces. Have a look at Taslima’s Nike sneaker design here: https://www.nike.com/gb/nikebyyou/workshop/drop/su20/designer/tazlimastyle You can also get in touch with our guest via these links: Instagram: @tazlimastyle Website: https://www.taslimak.co.uk/ Keep in touch with the Global Changemakers team via these links: Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon:http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

44 minOCT 6
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S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

Can you imagine having to escape a place that has always been home, forced out because of danger or lack of opportunity? Can you imagine traveling thousands of miles by foot or car to reach the American Dream of safety, democracy and opportunity, not knowing whether you will get there alive? Can you imagine after risking it all for a better life, having no intention of harming anybody, that you are met with hostility, racism and xenophobia because of stereotypes perpetuated in the media? In this episode with guest, Mellie Napolitano, we break down major stereotypes and discuss the realities of immigration. We also discuss her amazing book called ‘Hola Miss’. Get in touch with our guest: mellienapolitano@gmail.com Her book ‘Hola Miss’: https://www.amazon.com/Hola-Miss-Mellie-Napolitano/dp/1641375418 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mellie-corrigan-napolitano-81b78732/ Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon Your Host W...

27 minSEP 29
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S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

Do you just expect clean and safe drinking water to come out of the tap? Can you imagine if one day it didn't?. One in nine people lack access to safe water across the world. This became more than just a statistic to this week's guest, Kevin Sofen, after a trip to China and Ghana in 2011. The impact of consuming dirty water cripples a community’s ability to develop out of poverty, cascading into numerous health and economic problems. Kevin is the founder of a social enterprise called Wristsponsible, a global movement actively implementing water solutions while empowering individuals to work together for a water responsible world. Beyond his side hustle, Kevin’s day job uses virtual reality to help first responders, including fire firefighters and paramedics, to simulate and respond to risks. This conversation is an incredible reminder that it is possible to have social impact through our work, side hustles and day to day interactions. You can get in touch with our guest via Linked...

31 minSEP 22
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S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

Technology is a part of our every day lives, a part that most of us could not imagine living without, used solve problems, add convenience and close gaps. What if you were not able to use technology? What if a disability limited you using technology to it's full potential? In this episode, Anastasia speaks with Mateo Salvatto, a 21-year-old tech entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 17 he won the “International Robotics Champion” title, and a year later created his first company - Asteroid Technologies. Their first product, Háblalo is an app that assists more than 100.000 people with disabilities from around the world to use technology to it's full potential - all entirely for free. Mateo serves as Head of Innovation for ORT Schools and was recognized as Humanitarian Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review. You can get in touch with our guest via hola@mateons.com, website: www.mateons.com social media: @mateons Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social ...

54 minSEP 15
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S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

When she was 11, Marta left Guatemala for the United States to join her parents who fled to escape the civil war in Guatemala when she was a baby, unable to speak a word of English. Today, she has just obtained a Master of International Affairs from Colombia University and is getting ready to start her new job as a U.S. Diplomat. Marta shares her story, advice and experience regarding volunteering and life as a refugee. She has also volunteered in many organizations, including one of her favorite experiences of coaching two young migrants coming from Central America, she shares how they touched her heart to keep teaching them very important knowledge. Get in touch with our guest: maparicio221@gmail.com Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon Your Host William: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/

24 minSEP 8
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S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

This week George chats with Rachel Kolisi about her work with The Kolisi Foundation in South Africa. Rachel was born and raised in South Africa as the 2nd eldest of 5 siblings. In March 2020 Rachel, along with her Husband, Siya Kolisi, founded the Kolisi Foundation which encompasses their heart in one project. The Kolisi duo has a vision to change the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa by providing assistance and opportunities through partnerships. Find out more at https://kolisifoundation.org/

26 minSEP 1
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S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

S02E07 Exploring Challenges Around International Adoption with Alexander Kuch

In this episode, we’ll be deep diving into the topic of adoption and what this means to Alexander Kuch. Alex is an ambassador and trustee of the non-profit organisation “I’m Adopted” since it's founding in 2015. He was adopted from an orphanage in Cluj-Napoca in 1997 by a German family and relocated to New Zealand with them in 2006. Professionally, he works in the sustainability and social-impact space, with a focus being on youth and community development. His honours include being a finalist for the Young-New Zealander of the Year Award and a Global Changemaker Fellow. You can get in touch with Alex via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexkuch/ or via the I'm Adopted website https://imadopted.org/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website https://www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

39 minAUG 25
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S02E07 Exploring Challenges Around International Adoption with Alexander Kuch

S02E06 Inspiring Women to join STEM in London with Holly Boothroyd

Our Sixth guest of the season is Holly Boothroyd, a Software Engineer who is currently working at Microsoft in London. She's very passionate about Technology and Software Development. In this episode William and Holly have a conversation about the activities she has been involved in to support women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Holly also gives advice on how to manage your time and how to find your passion. Her message is that women can thrive in STEM. You can get in touch with Holly by connecting on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-boothroyd-68308012a/ Or by following her on instagram: @HerHelloWorld William's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

27 minAUG 18
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S02E06 Inspiring Women to join STEM in London with Holly Boothroyd

S02E05 Empowering Young Nigerian Girls Through Education with Ronke Oladele

In this episode, Anastasia chats with Ronke Oladele, the founder of Anchorise CIC. Anchorise CIC is a a social enterprise centred around empowering young girls through education in Nigeria through the sale of sustainable and ethically made backpacks. She also has an MSc in International Development student and is a part time Equality and Diversity ambassador at the university of Birmingham. She is passionate about equality and access to education around the world especially for young girls and other marginalised groups. You can get in touch with her by connecting on LinkedIn or via their website: https://anchorise.com/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

36 minAUG 11
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S02E05 Empowering Young Nigerian Girls Through Education with Ronke Oladele

S02E04 "What war can do, peace can do better", with Jaiksana Soro

EWarning: In this episode the topics of violence, civil war, hate speech and genocide are discussed. Jaiksana Soro is a South Sudanese refugee, peace builder and founder of the O-Space Innovation Hub in Yei, South Sudan. He was forced to move to the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda due to armed conflicts in 2016 and in this episode he shares more about his journey as a refugee and peace advocate. He talks about working to create Platform Africa, a community-based organization engaged to reach young refugees through the power of media, education, and technology to foster equitable, informed and resilient societies. As a lead #defyhatenow correspondent, Jaiksana has been running workshops on social media literacy, trauma and hate speech mitigation. Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

43 minAUG 4
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S02E04 "What war can do, peace can do better", with Jaiksana Soro

Latest Episodes

S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

Art can be used to convey a message, evoke an emotion, but have you considered how art could be used to make a change in the community? How about inspiring change with a sneaker design? For the final episode of season 2, Anastasia chats with Taslima Khan, a creative and social activist based in London who designed a sneaker with Nike, called the Change Makeair. She’s also an award winning social entrepreneur and collaborates with non-profits to raise awareness of social issues through fashion pieces. Have a look at Taslima’s Nike sneaker design here: https://www.nike.com/gb/nikebyyou/workshop/drop/su20/designer/tazlimastyle You can also get in touch with our guest via these links: Instagram: @tazlimastyle Website: https://www.taslimak.co.uk/ Keep in touch with the Global Changemakers team via these links: Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon:http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon

44 minOCT 6
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S02E13 Sneaker Designs and Social Activism - How Creativity can Inspire Action with Taslima Khan

S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

Can you imagine having to escape a place that has always been home, forced out because of danger or lack of opportunity? Can you imagine traveling thousands of miles by foot or car to reach the American Dream of safety, democracy and opportunity, not knowing whether you will get there alive? Can you imagine after risking it all for a better life, having no intention of harming anybody, that you are met with hostility, racism and xenophobia because of stereotypes perpetuated in the media? In this episode with guest, Mellie Napolitano, we break down major stereotypes and discuss the realities of immigration. We also discuss her amazing book called ‘Hola Miss’. Get in touch with our guest: mellienapolitano@gmail.com Her book ‘Hola Miss’: https://www.amazon.com/Hola-Miss-Mellie-Napolitano/dp/1641375418 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mellie-corrigan-napolitano-81b78732/ Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon Your Host W...

27 minSEP 29
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S02E12 Breaking Stereotypes on Immigration in the US with Mellie Napolitano

S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

Do you just expect clean and safe drinking water to come out of the tap? Can you imagine if one day it didn't?. One in nine people lack access to safe water across the world. This became more than just a statistic to this week's guest, Kevin Sofen, after a trip to China and Ghana in 2011. The impact of consuming dirty water cripples a community’s ability to develop out of poverty, cascading into numerous health and economic problems. Kevin is the founder of a social enterprise called Wristsponsible, a global movement actively implementing water solutions while empowering individuals to work together for a water responsible world. Beyond his side hustle, Kevin’s day job uses virtual reality to help first responders, including fire firefighters and paramedics, to simulate and respond to risks. This conversation is an incredible reminder that it is possible to have social impact through our work, side hustles and day to day interactions. You can get in touch with our guest via Linked...

31 minSEP 22
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S02E11 Creating Impact Through Water Solutions with Kevin Sofen

S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

Technology is a part of our every day lives, a part that most of us could not imagine living without, used solve problems, add convenience and close gaps. What if you were not able to use technology? What if a disability limited you using technology to it's full potential? In this episode, Anastasia speaks with Mateo Salvatto, a 21-year-old tech entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 17 he won the “International Robotics Champion” title, and a year later created his first company - Asteroid Technologies. Their first product, Háblalo is an app that assists more than 100.000 people with disabilities from around the world to use technology to it's full potential - all entirely for free. Mateo serves as Head of Innovation for ORT Schools and was recognized as Humanitarian Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review. You can get in touch with our guest via hola@mateons.com, website: www.mateons.com social media: @mateons Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social ...

54 minSEP 15
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S02E10 Technology as a Force for Good with Mateo Salvatto

S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

When she was 11, Marta left Guatemala for the United States to join her parents who fled to escape the civil war in Guatemala when she was a baby, unable to speak a word of English. Today, she has just obtained a Master of International Affairs from Colombia University and is getting ready to start her new job as a U.S. Diplomat. Marta shares her story, advice and experience regarding volunteering and life as a refugee. She has also volunteered in many organizations, including one of her favorite experiences of coaching two young migrants coming from Central America, she shares how they touched her heart to keep teaching them very important knowledge. Get in touch with our guest: maparicio221@gmail.com Links: Website: http://bit.ly/YCM_GCM Social media: @WeareGCM Patreon: http://bit.ly/YCM_Patreon Your Host William: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/

24 minSEP 8
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S02E09 How Learning Resilience Can Change Your Life with Marta Aparicio

S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

This week George chats with Rachel Kolisi about her work with The Kolisi Foundation in South Africa. Rachel was born and raised in South Africa as the 2nd eldest of 5 siblings. In March 2020 Rachel, along with her Husband, Siya Kolisi, founded the Kolisi Foundation which encompasses their heart in one project. The Kolisi duo has a vision to change the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa by providing assistance and opportunities through partnerships. Find out more at https://kolisifoundation.org/

26 minSEP 1
Comments
S02E08 "One by One" - Impacting a Nation with Rachel Kolisi

S02E07 Exploring Challenges Around International Adoption with Alexander Kuch

In this episode, we’ll be deep diving into the topic of adoption and what this means to Alexander Kuch. Alex is an ambassador and trustee of the non-profit organisation “I’m Adopted” since it's founding in 2015. He was adopted from an orphanage in Cluj-Napoca in 1997 by a German family and relocated to New Zealand with them in 2006. Professionally, he works in the sustainability and social-impact space, with a focus being on youth and community development. His honours include being a finalist for the Young-New Zealander of the Year Award and a Global Changemaker Fellow. You can get in touch with Alex via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexkuch/ or via the I'm Adopted website https://imadopted.org/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website https://www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

39 minAUG 25
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S02E07 Exploring Challenges Around International Adoption with Alexander Kuch

S02E06 Inspiring Women to join STEM in London with Holly Boothroyd

Our Sixth guest of the season is Holly Boothroyd, a Software Engineer who is currently working at Microsoft in London. She's very passionate about Technology and Software Development. In this episode William and Holly have a conversation about the activities she has been involved in to support women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Holly also gives advice on how to manage your time and how to find your passion. Her message is that women can thrive in STEM. You can get in touch with Holly by connecting on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-boothroyd-68308012a/ Or by following her on instagram: @HerHelloWorld William's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-a-reyeslopez-01/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

27 minAUG 18
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S02E06 Inspiring Women to join STEM in London with Holly Boothroyd

S02E05 Empowering Young Nigerian Girls Through Education with Ronke Oladele

In this episode, Anastasia chats with Ronke Oladele, the founder of Anchorise CIC. Anchorise CIC is a a social enterprise centred around empowering young girls through education in Nigeria through the sale of sustainable and ethically made backpacks. She also has an MSc in International Development student and is a part time Equality and Diversity ambassador at the university of Birmingham. She is passionate about equality and access to education around the world especially for young girls and other marginalised groups. You can get in touch with her by connecting on LinkedIn or via their website: https://anchorise.com/ Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

36 minAUG 11
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S02E05 Empowering Young Nigerian Girls Through Education with Ronke Oladele

S02E04 "What war can do, peace can do better", with Jaiksana Soro

EWarning: In this episode the topics of violence, civil war, hate speech and genocide are discussed. Jaiksana Soro is a South Sudanese refugee, peace builder and founder of the O-Space Innovation Hub in Yei, South Sudan. He was forced to move to the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda due to armed conflicts in 2016 and in this episode he shares more about his journey as a refugee and peace advocate. He talks about working to create Platform Africa, a community-based organization engaged to reach young refugees through the power of media, education, and technology to foster equitable, informed and resilient societies. As a lead #defyhatenow correspondent, Jaiksana has been running workshops on social media literacy, trauma and hate speech mitigation. Find us on social media @WeAreGCM or visit our website www.global-changemakers.net/podcast

43 minAUG 4
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S02E04 "What war can do, peace can do better", with Jaiksana Soro
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