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The Changemakers Program

The Changemakers Program is a transformative initiative designed to empower and equip youth from Kenya, Peru and Switzerland with the transferable skills and knowledge to drive positive change in their communities. 🌱 This is a program designed with and for Youth.

 

Our program’s mission is to guide and support a cohort of 31 pre-selected Changemakers while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment. By co-creating a 6-month long program alongside young participants, the program creators and designers Wyss Academy for Nature, Goodwall and Emzingo ensure that the curriculum is relevant, engaging and tailored to meet their needs. 🌎

 

Together we strive to cultivate a community of driven individuals passionate about positively impacting and driving sustainable development in their respective communities. 🚀

Program Benefits

Join a Global Community 🌍

You’ll have the chance to connect with and learn from other young people from Peru, Kenya, and Switzerland who share your interests in sustainable development.

Local Support 📍

You’ll receive local guidance and support through Wyss Academy’s Hubs in your country, so you can make the most of your experience and resources.

Tailored Mentoring 📚

You’ll receive personalized mentoring on both soft and hard skills through one-on-one talks, group workshops, and online exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and interests.

Recognition 🏆

You’ll receive a certification from a respected institution that will recognize your participation in the program and the skills and knowledge you’ve gained.

Project Development 📝

You’ll get guidance on how to develop your own sustainability project or idea, so you can turn it into a reality and make a positive impact in your community.

Travel Opportunities ✈

You’ll have the chance to meet your international peers in person at the end of the program during our Changemakers Summit, where you’ll be able to network, learn, and celebrate together.

The Partnership

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Emzingo is a Certified B-Corporation working with purpose-driven leaders, teams, and organizations to drive innovation, inspire responsible leadership, and connect business performance to social and environmental impact.

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Goodwall is the skills social network to learn and earn. With over 2M members in 150 countries, we offer 5M+ jobs, $1.5M+ in scholarships, and volunteer events. We help Gen Z showcase their skills and achievements, allowing them to level up in life.

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The Wyss Academy for Nature’s mission is to transform scientific knowledge into action. We co-design and implement projects across Central Europe, East Africa and South America. Our global structure facilitates replication of successes and learning.

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HEAD OF GLOBAL POLICY OUTREACH

Tatjana von Steiger

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ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Emine Ertugrul

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ASSISTANT POLICY OUTREACH

Noa Kurz

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