Dec 2, 2019

Global Changemakers Annual Report 2019

Global Youth Summit 2019
Global Youth Summit 2019

2019 Has been one of the most impactful years we have ever had. We launched three new programmes and brought on two core team members and four programme contributors. We were able to reach and train more young people, and award more grants to youth-led projects than ever before.

Global Youth Summit 2019

The Global Youth Summit is a fully funded week of training, skills development, capacity building, interactive workshops and networking. The 2019 Summit, the eleventh to date, took place from 13 -19 July in Aarau, Switzerland under the theme of Solutions for Change.

At the summit, participants participated in and lead training sessions, networking and workshops to enhance their skills such as campaigning, fundraising, project management, leadership, public relations and pitching. The changemakers also had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an enabling panel. After the summit, participants become eligible to apply for grant funding to scale existing initiatives or create new projects.

Our Mentorship Programme

This year we launched a virtual mentorship programme that was created by two of our changemakers, Kathia Salazar and Yasmin Morais, who run the programme. It takes place online over 12 weeks and is open to 15-22 year olds from across the world who are mentored by one of our Global Changemakers*. This year we had 80 participants from 65 countries, with plans to expand the programme to 120 participants in 2020.

Over the course of the five-part mentorship journey, participants are equipped with tools, skills and knowledge to "be the change [they] wish to see". They are provided with curated supporting materials and have the opportunity to participate in regular meet ups with other participants.

Our Webinar Series

Our webinar series was created to develop key skills and provide useful information to young people without the barrier of geography or cost. We invite expert guests and changemakers to record a 20-60 minute lecture style webinar which is made available on our website and YouTube channel and is freely accessible to all.  This year we had 2,692 webinar views, a 89% increase from 2018.

Our Tool Kits

Our tool kits are downloadable resources on project management, fundraising and digital media strategy.  They have been translated into 8 languages and used by organizations such as the US Peace Corps, World Vision, the World Bank Institute and UNAIDS Brazil. This year we had 683 downloads, 32% growth from 2018.

Young Changemakers Podcast

In November this year we launched a podcast which was created by three of our changemakers George Chapman, Sophie Staheyeff and William Reyes, who also host the show.

The aim of the podcast is share the stories of fearless young people working to create lasting change in their communities. We interview young changemakers from across the world about their motivations, ambitions and lessons learned along the way. The podcast aims to show you the incredible impact of youth and that you too can make a difference.

In the first three weeks we had 651 listeners from 72 countries.

Grants Programme

We are 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 funded 36 youth-led projects in 29 countries. Initial reporting shows a combined impact on 2,019,820 people. 

Looking Ahead

2020 Is looking like it is going to be another big year for us and there will be some big changes. With the record number of applications to our annual Global Youth Summit and the huge growth in our outreach numbers, it is clear that the demand for the support we provide is only growing. To answer this demand, we are developing an online school that will provide skills, knowledge and tools to any person who would like to create a positive change in their community.

We will also be launching GCMx, a combination of an independent and a ‘train the trainer’ model, where young people will be able to host skills training events for other young people in their own communities with support and resources provided by Global Changemakers.

Very Special Thanks

To our contributors, members of our alumni network who go the extra mile and share their skills and time and allow us to provide great content for young people on our extremely limited budget. Whether by hosting webinars, providing mentorship, hosting our podcast (or being featured on it!) or by filming, editing or allowing us to use their music and pictures for our content. Global Changemakers has grown to where we are today thanks to the unlimited talent in our network and their willingness to share it with others.

To our team of five, working from five different countries and 3 different continents to support youth around the world to make a positive impact.

Last, but absolutely not least, our record-breaking year would not have been possible if not for the generous support of donors like yourself. Words seem inadequate to express our gratitude.

Thank you very much.

 

 

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Sep 4, 2019

GYS PostSummitReport

 

GYS 2019 Post Summit Report

The Global Youth Summit is a fully funded week of training, skills development, capacity building, interactive workshops and networking. The 2019 Summit, the eleventh to date, took place from 13 -19 July in Aarau, Switzerland under the theme of Solutions for Change.
At the summit, participants participated in and lead training sessions, networking and workshops to enhance their skills such as campaigning, fundraising, project management, leadership, public relations and pitching. The changemakers also had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an enabling panel and are now eligible to apply for grant funding to scale existing initiatives or create new projects.

We select participants based on their track record of community action and their potential to further impact their communities. We look for the most inspiring, interesting, high potential, motivated and innovative young social entrepreneurs, community activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.
After a successful reach with the call for applications, sixty-two young leaders representing 43 countries including Togo, Bhutan, South Sudan, Belarus, Pakistan, Lesotho, and Tunisia, were selected to attend. These young leaders were selected through a rigorous three rounds of selection from applications received from over 123 countries. They join the Global Changemakers network comprised of over 1200 young leaders from across the world whose work, to date, has impacted over four million people.

These were the numbers from our call for applications:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    1,49 Million people reached.
    118% Increase from 2018

  • COUNTRIES REACHED
    Website visits: 197 countries Applications: 123 countries

  • WEBSITE VIEWS

119,500 Unique website visits.
128% Increase from 2018

  • APPLICATIONS RECIEVED

Total of 1.294 applications.
66% Increase from 2018

 


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Jun 5, 2019

Supporting Young Leaders

Skills session.
Skills session.

The Global Changemakers team would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support over the first half of this year. We would also like to express thanks on behalf of our network across the world.

JANUARY - MAY 2019

Skills Development:
In the period of January- May 2019 we have been able to directly train over 1,500 young people from round the world through our weekly webinar series. We have also had over 418 downloads of our tool kits on the topics of Project Management, Social Media Strategy and Fundraising in these months closing to over 11 thousand total since their release.

1,456
young people trained

418
toolkit downloads

This year we were also able to successfully launch the pilot programme of our new Mentorship Programme with the aim of expanding our support beyond geographic and other barriers.

Project Support
Global Changemakers is a pioneer in supporting youth-led development. Our model is based on the belief that young people can design and implement projects within their communities with the right guidance and support, which is why we provide grant funding to Changemakers who have participated in a Global Youth Summit.

During the first cycle of project funding for the year, we supported the launch of 16 new projects and our next round of project funding will open in the second half of the year.

Developing solutions
Developing solutions
Work in issue groups
Work in issue groups
Project presentations for feedback
Project presentations for feedback

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