SolKomYo works with youth in Ouanaminthe to empower them to be leaders among their peers. We adopted Ashoka’s “Everyone is a Changemaker” platform to run a summer program that educates youth on environmental issues in the community and encourages them to identify solutions to address their problems. We run trainings on communication, leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and the environment. The youth replicate these trainings within their schools and communities to encourage other youth to be leader and are helping young Haitians to see themselves as tools for changemaking in their country and their community.
Our youth group have created a small social business that makes bracelets out of recycled plastic bottles. This was a result of SolKomYo’s Sustainable Venture Program. To learn more or to purchase a bracelet please visit the Support Us page.
Youth Venture shares the Ashoka vision of an “Everyone A Changemaker™” world: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Youth Venture’s mission is to build a movement of young people being powerful changemakers now. Learn more here.
Youth Venture developed further into Haiti through it’s network. To read more about Ashoka’s initiatives in Haiti visit Haiti Changemakers.
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