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Creating Positive Change
Our young innovators and leaders tackle tough challenges close to home, creating a positive impact within their communities and beyond.
By the Numbers
Social enterprises and initiatives have been created by GMin alumni
Youth reached and received feedback on their social impact ideas
Youth in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and South Africa have developed prototype solutions that address challenges in their local communities
Of all our participants are girls
Volunteer mentors and judges from around the world return every year to support GMin youth
Hear Their Stories
Hundreds of students in Sierra Leone, Kenya, and South Africa have participated in GMin’s programs over the past five years. Their remarkable stories continue to inspire others to create a culture of innovation in their communities.
My name is Tom Osborn. I noticed that lack of clean, healthy and green fuel for Kenyan households led to numerous issues including deforestation, high cases of respiratory illnesses and large emissions of carbon (IV) oxide into the atmosphere. My team and I utilized unused agricultural wastes like maize stalks, coffee husks, bagasse and sawdust to provide green charcoal briquettes as an alternative to wood charcoal. After high school, I decided to defer college for two years to commit to GreenChar. I am now a 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, youngest Echoing Green Fellow, and an award-winning Anzisha Prize Fellow. I have appeared on CNBC Africa, CNN, KTN and other TV/news sources and writes about social enterprises and climate change for the Huffngton Post.