Global Changemakers is a pioneer in supporting youth-led projects. Our approach is to train, support and trust young people to develop their own solutions to the challenges they experience. Our grant programme allows people who have attended our training at a Global Youth Summit to apply for funding to implement or scale their own initiatives.
This year we were able to fund 36 projects in 29 countries that have had a combined impact on 2,019,820 people so far.
These were the projects we funded this year:
2Degrees Artivism | Diogo
A campaign that works with artists and activists to mobilize, empower and connect people to raise awareness about and demand climate action\ in Portugal
Be Dragons | Anna
Disrupting the cycle of neglect and isolation of orphans in Russia
Destination 30 | Lauren
Creating access to crucial school materials and as well as develop key capacities such as digital literacy in Scotland and Ghana
DOCTOR | Gayane
A rehabilitation skills training campaign for 150 paramedics and citizens working/living with people with disabilities in 5 regions in Armenia.
Colour of Thoughts | Kiranjeet
Using art as a medium to promote healing and provoke critical discussion about refugee rights in Malaysia
Eagle Life II | Mortaza
Summer camp for high school students focusing on leadership, networking, communication, arts, creative writing and other life changing skills not taught at high schools in Afghanistan.
EPFL Public Speaking Contest | Marwan
Teaching effective communication skills to science students by organizing the largest public speaking competition in Switzerland and providing free and open public speaking workshops for over 200 students.
ER Argentina | Alvaro
Building the capacity of teachers from nursery, primary and secondary education to facilitate skills related to empathy and emotional intelligence in Argentina
Film and Theater Project | Danish
Using visual and performing arts to educate and empower women in Pakistan
FLIK | Ravina
Emboldening the next generation of women leaders in the social sector through support and resources in Canada
Free Helper | Gabriel
A platform connecting professionals with volunteer opportunities at non-profits in Brazil
Good Data Institute | Charlie
Connecting volunteer data professionals to mission-driven organisations to give non-profits access to data analytics support and tools by in Australia.
Her Story | Mishal
Sharing the stories of, and providing income generating skills training to marginalised domestic helpers in Pakistan
#KendaTogether | Jaiksana
Establishing a library and promoting a culture of quality education at Rhino Refugee Camp in Uganda
Kua Coffee | Darcy
Using coffee as a vehicle to inspire fair and circular consumption in Uganda
Leadership Convention Nigeria | Emeribe Anthony
Providing mentorship, skills training and inspiration to high school learners in Nigeria
Leadership and Civic Engagement | Ngosa
Cascade training to develop the next generation of female political leaders in Zambia
Menos II | Joao
Simplifying the creation of micro-business through providing a whole eco-system of support in Portugal
REES (Red de Establecimientos Educacionales Sustentables) | Juan Jose
Catalysing action on the climate crisis through sustainable infrastructure and education at schools in Chile
RefED | Yasmin
An educational application designed to reduce the gap of access to education among refugee children in Greece.
Save Her Pride | Aisha
Combatting violence against women and children in Sierra Leone
Score your Goals | Shomy
A cascade training programme on the Sustainable Development Goals within universities and an awareness campaign on SDG3 and SDG6 in Malaysia.
Social Mobilization of Women for Land Rights | Zanji
This project educating women about their rights and engaging with traditional Chiefs in rural areas to help vulnerable women purchase land in Zambia
Sustainable Construction Database | Sam
Empowering citizens to make informed choices about environmentally sustainable building materials in Australia
TBTM III | Navodinee
The Better Tomorrow Movement (TBTM) is social startup that brings free, innovative, and interactive capacity development training programs to young people across the world, based in Holland
The BSYO Project | Cris
Promoting good governance and civic engagement among 2500 young people in the Philippines.
The Keep | Khaliunaa
A community-based platform to connect sustainability issues to everyday experiences through curated interactive newsletter and close-knit community initiatives in Mongolia
Tule Vyema II | Maureen
Swahili for 'LET'S EAT RIGHT ', Tule Vyema hosts nutritional health talks, teaches sack farming and deworms children, having impacted 150 households and deworming over 300 children in Kenya.
Training Our Communities | William
Reducing human loss in natural disasters by providing first aid training to communities in Guatemala
Uzuri Women | Michael
Making cervical and breast cancer screenings available to low income women in Uganda
Vietcetera VF | Hao
A project aiming to encourage creative writing among youth by developing a thriving online community of young writers in Vietnam.
#Wateryouwearing | Shah
A campaign selling T-shirts to raise money to fund setting up safe water systems in poor communities across Bangladesh.
Waste to Jobs | Meseret
Using recycling initiatives to provide income generating opportunities for young girls in Ethiopia
Why Waste II | Garvita
A nation wide competition and workshops educating 10,000+ students about and creating possible new solutions for saving water in India
Young African Girls Empowerment | Oumou
A vocational training programme on tailoring and hairdressing for vulnerable young women in Togo
Zeta | Changemakers Giada & Damian
Working to break the cycle of stigma and silence related to mental health issues in Switzerland