By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

Siddharth Hande, from India
By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

This Chennai-based social enterprise uses technology to reduce and recycle the waste that ends up in landfills across India. In doing so, they are also helping formalize the informal economy of waste pickers and junk dealers.

Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

Kriya Sangh, Shaik Nayeem, from India
Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

To empower the youth of Rasoolpura, one of Hyderabad’s largest slums, Nayeem Pasha launched Kriya Sangh Society. The non profit tackles four main issues – health, education, skills and livelihood development, and water sanitization.

Meet the world’s first camel-herding filmmaker, Sebastian Lindstrom

Sebastian Lindstrom, from United States
Meet the world’s first camel-herding filmmaker, Sebastian Lindstrom

The AJALA Project presents Sebastian, a camel herder and a nomad, who is changing the world through filmmaking. Give us a brief description of what your initiative is all about? We tell stories. What Took You So Long? is a documentary film production company specialising in supporting development and communications entities around the world. WTYSL?…

 

Living in the age of technology, why aren’t we teaching our children how to program?

Shams Jaber, from Bangladesh
Living in the age of technology, why aren’t we teaching our children how to program?

Meet Shams Jaber, founder of Tech Academy, and a true advocate of a participatory education system. The Tech Academy is a social enterprise which provides electronics and programming education to children from both privileged and underprivileged backgrounds. Growing up, Shams regularly came up with new innovative ideas but didn’t have the best grades to show…

What’s the best way to help people in conflict-affected communities? Hear from Melissa

Melissa Diamond, from United Kingdom
What’s the best way to help people in conflict-affected communities? Hear from Melissa

When the first world thinks of refugees, images of able-bodied adults on perpetual camping trips seem to be the common perception. Divisive social commentary meanders around the same theme: that these people in conflict-afflicted areas should be staying to “fight” for their country. You know, because fighting airstrikes with sticks and rocks is totally feasible,…