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Below you’ll find links from all over the globe with stories of young women changemakers.
Keep watching this space for all the inspiration you need as we keep periodically updating it.

 

Top inspirational stories of young women changemakers:

Some inspiring videos to check out:

Vital Voices: Kakenya  (3 min)  “Kakenya Ntaiya had a dream: to become a teacher. On the way to achieving it, she has had to overcome obstacles and make tough compromises. But, after becoming the first girl from her Maasai village to attend college, she has opened a path for other young girls achieve their dreams.”

Vital Voices: Kakenya (3 min)

“Kakenya Ntaiya had a dream: to become a teacher. On the way to achieving it, she has had to overcome obstacles and make tough compromises. But, after becoming the first girl from her Maasai village to attend college, she has opened a path for other young girls achieve their dreams.”

Pedal=Sight  (5.5 min)  “For many children in the West, usually a bicycle is little more than a toy. For Bharati it is a means to an education, a means to a better future, and a tool to achieve what women in her mother’s generation could not. Bharati wants to change her world with a little help from her own two wheels.”

Pedal=Sight (5.5 min)

“For many children in the West, usually a bicycle is little more than a toy. For Bharati it is a means to an education, a means to a better future, and a tool to achieve what women in her mother’s generation could not. Bharati wants to change her world with a little help from her own two wheels.”

  

Top books to read if you want to be a young changemaker:

  • Be a Change maker: How to start something that matters by Laurie Ann Thompson. www.be-a-changemaker.com

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Brian Mealer and William KamKwamba

  • Do Something - A Handbook for Young Activists By Nancy Lublin

  • Rad Women Worldwide By Kate Schatz

  • Start it Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning your Passions into PayBy Kenrya Rankin (?)

  • Doable: The Girls Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything By Deborah Reber

  • You Got This! By Maya Penn

  • I am Malala By Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

  • Generation Fix: Young ideas for a better world By Elizabeth Rusch (?)

  • A Random Book About the Power of Anyone By Talia Leman (?)

  • Audacity By Melanie Crowder

  • Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation By Nina Vasan and Jennifer Przybylo

 

Miscellaneous resources:

TakingITGlobal - one of the world’s leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with and working towards tackling global challenges - https://www.tigweb.org

YouthActionNet - invests in the power and promise of young social entrepreneurs around the globe - youthactionnet.org