Changemakers: Courtney Gehle and Navodine Wickramanayake
Country of Implementation: Global
The Better Tomorrow Movement (TBTM) is social startup that was founded by Courtney Gehle and Navodinee Wickramanayake. The organization, now headed by Navodinee Wickramanayake and a team of volunteers, leverages international collaborations to bring free, innovative, and interactive capacity development training programs to young people across the world. The startup aims to inspire and empower as many young people as possible to design and execute projects that address social issues in their communities in new and innovative ways.
A of 2018, TBTM has had trainees from over 38 countries, impacted over 300 people through their offline workshops in Sri Lanka and Iceland and reach over 3400 young people through their social media platforms.
Currently, the organization offers the following four interactive training programs:
The Hand Up Program - A tailored peer-peer mentorship program that sources mentors from a range of highly prestigious leadership networks (e.g., One Young World, Queen's Young Leaders, Commonwealth) from across the world to provide problem specific mentorship to our mentees.
The Global Ambassador Program - Aimed at developing demonstrable online advocacy and digital communication skills which are mandatory for the success of any project.
The Good Human Series - A series of hands on workshops focussed on bridging a gap in traditional school curricula that trains young people to design innovative and impactful solutions to social challenge.
Communications for Change: A pilot program where collaborations with industry professionals, academics, and practitioners lead to creating and delivering interactive learning modules around the topics of social media, communications, and public relations in the context of launching a socially conscious project or start up.
To find out how you can join their interactive training programs, check out www.thebettertomorrowmovement.com