We can’t believe it has already been a year since the Global Changemakers School was launched. An online school, accessible worldwide that has allowed +2,100 young changemakers, from more than 80 countries, to learn essential skills to develop solutions to global challenges.
With a comprehensive, interactive and accessible curriculum, these courses have been developed by experienced young changemakers from our own network. They inspire young leaders worldwide and teach them about Project Management, Menstruation, Sexual and Reproductive Health and even Facilitation Tools for Changemakers.
Students come from all ages and backgrounds. They are social activists, NGO founders, entrepreneurs and professionals from all over the world. Together we have strengthened their ability to create change. Through our courses, we do not only raise awareness on different issues but increase these young people's ability to act upon them.
We build networks. We connect our students with professionals and other changemakers in the field. We provide interactive networking spaces and ensure that students build trust and long-lasting relationships.
Students who enroll in our Project Management for Changemakers course become eligible to apply for grant funding. From tackling issues on education, climate change, gender equality, nutrition, women’s rights and more, many of our grant recipients have taken ideas into action, delivering a greater impact to their own communities.
80% of students enrolled in our courses have been accepted under a full scholarship, thanks to funding partners.
We released a brand new course on Menstruation, Sexual and Reproductive Health on International Women's day 2021. This course aims to provide young women worldwide with factual, science-based information on Menstruation Sexual and Reproductive Health.
- 680 Students have taken the course in only three months since it was launched.
- We had anticipated strong interest in the course from young women globally, but we have been surprised by the percentage of male students (19%) and their level of engagement.
- 96 countries have been reached so far, with major representation from Africa, South East Asia and Latin America, showing the great interest in these regions to learn about Menstruation, Sexual and Reproductive health and demonstrating how even in locations with difficult access to internet, when provided an opportunity, people find a way to connect.
- The course content was converted into audible files in the form of a Podcast; available in different platforms, allowing for another lighter data option for students to learn about MSRH.
- The course’s materials have been used in youth-led projects Global Changemakers is supporting on the subject of Sexual and Reproductive Health in some countries in Africa (Zambia, Malawi).
- It has been interesting to see that 12% of the students enrolled are in an age range above 30 years. Some of the participants are nurses, social workers or other types of professionals who are using the course to cascade train youth they work with.
There is a growing demand to have this information in Spanish. In the LATAM region, speaking and understanding English is not very common, this topic is still considered a taboo in the culture and further awareness is needed.
Due to language barriers, we have only been able to reach young people who speak English. While they might not speak English fluently, many Latin-american youth are project leaders, NGO founders, social entrepreneurs, activists and community leaders. We are currently sourcing new funding opportunities to launch our Online School in Spanish and Portuguese for Latin American Youth, so they can learn how to create, execute and scale effective solutions to problems in their community in support of the SDGs, then apply for funding to make it happen.
WE ARE ALSO WORKING TO DEVELOP A NEW COURSE FOR NEXT YEAR. STAY TUNED!
Thank you so much for your continuous support. It is the donations such as yours, that equip us to help our changemakers, continue our work and all our other outreaches as well.