Young Changemaker Opportunities

Here you will find funding, event, personal and professional opportunities available to young people based in the Global North and South. If you have an opportunity you would like us to share, please contact us at changingthestory@leeds.ac.uk.

Check out our wider range opportunities available for but not exclusive to academics, researchers and Civil Society Organisations here.

Take part in the CTS Skills Exchange! March/April 2022

"Education does not transform the World. Education changes People. People change the World." - Paulo Freire Young people involved in CTS projects are building lasting legacies of their original work. Some of you have started your own CSOs, others are volunteering or working for organisations where you have been able to run and establish community programmes, and many of you are simply committed and curious to explore where you could go next. The aim of the CTS Skills Exchange is to give young people involved in Changing the Story (CTS) and Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) projects an opportunity to develop skills that would be useful to them as young change-makers. We asked you what sorts of workshops would be most useful to you. Based on those answers, we've developed a brilliant series of workshops, delivered by CTS partners, that respond to what you want to see. The Skills Exchange runs from 14th March to 11th April 2022, and ends with a Peer Exchange session where young people can also share between each other key skills, tips and insights they've found useful for their own work. To see the full programme and sign up one or all of the workshops, visit this link: https://airtable.com/shrKqRpdLjP9BP3zV There is a limit of 20 participants per workshop.

This is for people who wish to become more thoughtful about the nature and content of their work and who wish to communicate with people on an emotional level. These virtual workshops will be tutorials, asking people to be proactive in discussions, if they wish. Facilitator: Robert Golden Date: 14 March 2022 1:00pm
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This workshop will help clarify essential, practical and creative ideas, and provide ways of discovering and creating your films. It is not a how to use a camera or shoot a scene, it is about how to refine your themes and find how they create content that demands certain subject matter. It is about the filmmaker’s role in the world and how they can contribute to a better world. It is about asking yourself questions and finding ways to answer them. This is all about the fundamental substructure of documentary making. Facilitator: Robert Golden Date: 15 March 2022 1:00pm GMT
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Comic strip and collage are two forms of visual art that were used in the Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project in Indonesia to engage young people and local leaders in peacebuilding dialogue. MAP is a four-year international, multi-disciplinary project which explores the use of interdisciplinary arts-based practices, aimed to inform the curriculum and youth policy for peacebuilding in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and Nepal. In this workshop, Dr Harla Sara Octarra (co-investigator MAP Indonesia) and Vina Puspita (Visual Artist & AHRC GCRF PhD student) will explicate the participatory processes with young people to develop comic strip as a dialogic research tool, and to create digital collage art as an advocacy tool to raise awareness on social problems. Facilitator: Harla Sara Octarra & Vina Puspita Date: 21 March 2022 1:00pm GMT
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In this workshop we will focus on graphic design fundamentals, some of the tools used in Graphic Design, and the advantages of graphic design in communication. Facilitator: Oli Muhizi Date: 22 March 2022 1:00pm GMT
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This workshop will cover the interest of using social media as a lever for change, the interest of using social media in communication. Facilitator: Oli Muhizi Date: 28 March 2022. 1:00pm GMT
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This workshop focuses on the role of social entrepreneurship as a path toward sustainable social change in addressing diverse societal and community challenges. In this workshop, you will define problems worth tackling that matter to you, explore solutions to these problems that can be sustainable in the long term, and consider ways to mobilise resources while looking after your wellbeing as a young social entrepreneur. By the end of this session, you will have a list of actionable next steps to start implementing your idea for social change. This workshop focuses on the role of social entrepreneurship as a path toward sustainable social change in addressing diverse societal and community challenges. In this workshop, you will define problems worth tackling that matter to you, explore solutions to these problems that can be sustainable in the long term, and consider ways to mobilise resources while looking after your wellbeing as a young social entrepreneur. By the end of this session, you will have a list of actionable next steps to start implementing your idea for social change. Facilitator: Andreana Drencheva, Au Wee Chan Date: 29 March 2022, 1:00pm GMT
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How do we start tackling the injustices that show up in our communities? How do we strengthen our voices to become integral in improving the social, economic and political well-being of youth? The aim of this workshop is to empower young people with relevant research skills enabling them to: a) conceptualise YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research) b) explore ethical issues in YPAR c) examine characteristics of YPAR d) discuss how visual arts can be used to foster YPAR e) demonstrate benefits which can be derived from using visual arts in YPAR. Facilitator: Tendayi Marovah & Joshua Chikozho Date: 4 April 2022, 1:00pm GMT
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In this workshop participants will have time to share their own skills with their peers that they feel are relevant and important to them. Facilitators: Yourselves! Date: 11 April 2022, 1:00pm
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CTS SKills Exchange Facilitators

From researchers to artists, filmmakers to designers, from Malaysia to Rwanda, South Africa to the UK, learn more about the different people facilitating CTS Skills Exchange sessions here:

Workshop Title  Facilitator 
How to transform the world, photograph by photograph  Robert Golden 
Making documentaries to transform the world  Robert Golden 
Engaging Young People through Visual Art: Comic strip and Collage  Harla Sara Octarra, Vina Puspita 
Graphic Design and Social Media: An Introduction  Oli Muhizi 
Graphic Design and Social Media: A Lever for Change   Oli Muhizi 
First steps in social entrepreneurship  Andreana Drencheva, Au Wee Chan 
Young people for PAR using visual arts with other young people  Tendayi Marovah, Joshua Chikozho 
Peer Exchange  All who attend 🙂