Meet the 2019 Yunus&Youth Fellows

Meet the 2019 Yunus&Youth Fellows

Social entrepreneurship is generating ever-increasing interest as an innovative and sustainable approach to development, job creation, and poverty alleviation. The Yunus&Youth Fellowship Program supports young social business leaders in building financially...
Meet the Y&Y Fellow: Kasha Slavner

Meet the Y&Y Fellow: Kasha Slavner

On a mission to catalyse negative news headlines into a force for good. Y&Y Fellow Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a 20-year-old filmmaker and social entrepreneur who grew up in Toronto, Canada in a single-parent household. Kasha’s socially concerned mother Marla...
Beverly Mutindi: my social entrepreneurial journey

Beverly Mutindi: my social entrepreneurial journey

The entrepreneurial journey—especially the social entrepreneur’s journey—can be very exciting and fulfilling, while at the same time very challenging. Fulfilling because it feels like you are living your life’s purpose, exciting because you are tackling societal...
Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Sara Rajabli

Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Sara Rajabli

Empowering women with special skills in Azerbaijan Paris, January, 2015. It is the middle of the night and a strange young woman knocks on Adam’s door. It is cold and there is no one else on the street anymore. Even though he is by himself at home, Adam feels...
Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Corina Angelescu

Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Corina Angelescu

“Learning how to learn will set us free” Traditional education is based on a teacher-centered delivery method directed at students, who are simply recipients of information. This top-down system was designed during the industrial age to meet the needs of...
Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Igor Marinelli

Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Igor Marinelli

What if you could be a superhero in a child’s life? This is the story of a very curious boy who loved exploring and learning new things. At age 10 he learned how to code and hacked into his school’s computers. When the principal called his parents into his...
Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Laís Higashi

Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Laís Higashi

Bringing light to Brazilians in remote areas Yunus&Youth Fellow Laís Higashi is a 26-year-old Brazilian raised in a family of strong Japanese women. After World War II, many Japanese children had lost their parents, and Laís’ great-grandmother felt the urge...
Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Abhishek Banerjee

Meet the Yunus&Youth Fellows: Abhishek Banerjee

Improving the world, one brick at a time Burnt-clay bricks are among the most popular building materials in India, and the country is their second-largest producer in the world, delivering 200 billion bricks every year. While the brick industry’s rise has increased...