Ashoka Fellows & Youth Development

Research continues. This time I looked into Ashoka fellows  that have created a social enterprise or nonprofit focused on youth development. There are many amazing projects, I´ll mention some of ones that caught my attention the most. My favorite being Young Africa, because of its creative and well thought out structure, transparency, marketing, youth understanding, program evaluation and community engagement. Hello Motion  Location: Indonesia Founder: Wahyu Aditya He designed a ...
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An opportunity for social innovators in Latin America

The first step towards creating a model for a business-educational program for at-risk youth has been research. Today I will share with you reserach I've done to analyse the most common approaches done in Latin America by social innovators to improve the lives of at-risk youth. At-risk youth are victims of an exclusive system that perpetuates inequality. I believe youth can be empowered to change their living conditions and aspire to a better life. I believe in the pursuit of justice, equalit...
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Rediscover Purpose

A dear friend of mine shared a link to a Ted Talk with me last night, “everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” by Johann Hari, a British journalist who spent three years researching the war on drugs. The talk touches on several important issues that we as a society are facing, and one that is essential to understand adolescence, which goes beyond addiction and is the source of a lot more problems; disconnection. Johann mentions “the connections we have are a parody of human conn...
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