The top 30 teams have been selected for BeChangeMaker 2023. The teams were selected from a record 572 applications from 87 countries, the highest since the programme began. Thirty teams were selected with the top 15 teams proceeding to the next stage of this year's programme.
Please follow their progress on BeChangeMaker Live. This community space for the BeChangeMaker programme aims to build a supportive network by providing video content and resources for like-minded social entrepreneurs and partners who are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining BeChangeMaker Live, you have access to resources, content, and events that are supporting hundreds of young social entrepreneurs who are striving to make a positive impact in their communities. Request access to BeChangeMaker Live.
Top 15 teams
Ensure food security through mitigating the risks of soil degradation.
Tackle discrimination against persons with disabilities and promote equitable integration into society and the justice system.
Create sustainable agricultural practices and technology.
Tackle food waste through sustainable agriculture.
Promote sustainable consumption.
Promote sustainable development by inspiring the young generation through sustainable education programmes.
I Hear You
Promote mental health for youth through technology.
Create a sustainable and equitable supply chain for agriculture through technology.
Provide access to healthcare through technology.
Provide decent work and promote environmental sustainability through the circular economy in agriculture.
Team Spirit International
Ensure economic inclusion for refugees through self-reliance and female empowerment.
Drive digital inclusion in Africa through quality tech education and mentorship.
The Reading Factory
Support children with learning challenges by providing a positive learning environment.
Provide access to decent jobs for people with disabilities.
Promote mental health through accessible support for personal resilience and sense of belonging.
Teams that were part of the first round of BCM
Breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting economic independence for artisans through a direct marketplace.
Promote climate change actions through better waste management.
Digital Playbook Africa
Empower women and girls in rural communities through digital literacy training.
Down For STEM
Empower children with disabilities through inclusive education on STEM.
Tackle food insecurity and climate change through efficient agri-farming.
Provide opportunities for socio-economic improvement for youth through quality mentorship.
Create an integrated platform for charitable giving and sharing.
Create climate change solutions through the development of biodiesel.
MENTA MAMA UGANDA
Promote maternal health and safe motherhood.
Ngoc & Future Eyes
Promote climate change action through immersive and interactive technology
Promote the wellbeing of older adults through affordable housing.
Rah e Nau Constellations
Develop future leaders in driving sustainable development through mentorship and training.
Social Change Makers
Increase access to education by supporting girls in rural areas to overcome barriers due to menstrual cycles.
Super Interlock Blocks
Create sustainable construction materials through efficient use of waste from wood burning.
Xingang community cooperative
Promote ecological farming for marine and wetland conservation.
Grace is the Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. She works closely with the HP Foundation on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker to offer opportunities to youth for career building and transforming the way we think about social change and the use of skills.
Michal is the CEO of Founderscope and the creator of the Gamified Startup Toolkit. He supports startups, social enterprises, and companies to innovate and optimize their businesses to create positive impact in the world. Michal was the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.
Gustavo is part of the HP Foundation team. In his role as HP Inspires Giving Program Manager, he works with the team to engage HP employees in virtual volunteerism around the world. Gus will partner with Worldskills to inspire HP employees to share their skills by participating in BeChangeMaker 2023.
Ina is the HP LIFE Partnership Consultant for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 30 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. Previous to HP LIFE Ina was a founding member of Global Citizen. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Ina works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.
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