Poverty

A little encouragement can change a child’s life

Every child embodies a wealth of talents, even from the least privileged rural regions. They just need the right guidance to achieve full potential.

What is Home?

OYW Ambassador, Wandile Mthiyane: "Growing up in a shanty town of Durban, South Africa made me realize the importance of structure in making a home."

The 2 greatest secrets to success & leadership according to Kenny Imafidon

Kenny was once on trial for murder. Having experienced poverty and racism throughout his life, learn from the now successful entrepreneur who advises companies globally. ...read more

In the face of economic hardship, this teacher is transforming her local community

OYW Ambassador Angela Edward, who lives and was raised in Jackson, Michigan is working to improve its children’s life opportunities and their sense of connection with the wide...read more

I'm from one of Belize's poorest districts - This is what I'm doing to support my community

Juan Bol's PODER is tackling the sources of poverty in Toledo whose indigenous subset accounts for 40% of the nation's poor.

Why you must listen to Global GoalsCast's new episode

Global GoalsCast's latest episode examines trust, which is, "the dark matter" of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great, coordinated change - of cou...read more

This is how this OYW Ambassador is serving millions of meals in India

It was the sight of wasted food at a celebrity wedding that first motivated OYW Ambassador Ankit Kawatra to quit his corporate job and set up a non-profit organisation to...read more

The Malaysian Ambassador building schools for refugee children

Today marks the 18th anniversary of International Migrants Day - read how Heidy Quah is providing refugees in Malaysia with the skills they need to succeed.

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Meet the Ambassadors championing human rights around the world

Discover some of the young leaders working towards equal, just and free societies in their countries.