Why We Should Trust Young People to Lead
How to set youth on a life-long trajectory of changemaking. Delving into Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021 Theme: Young Changemakers
What if our schools were designed to let young people drive positive change around them? This question has been animating Ashoka Fellow Ali Raza Khan for nearly 20 years. He founded YES Network Pakistan to transform Pakistan’s education system into an engine for changemaking. YES works with more than 1200 educational and vocational institutions across Pakistan, Zimbabwe & Kenya to give tens of thousands of young people their first experience making change, setting them on a life-long journey as problem-solvers.
How can we redefine what success looks like for young people, moving beyond an obsession with grades and recalibrating our expectations towards positive social contributions? Trusting young people to lead. Watch the full conversation here.
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