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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Krista Cameron dances to the beat of a local drum. This 20 year-old once thought making a difference meant traveling far away to reach people in need. It took one chance encounter with a member of the Changemakers community for her to see that she could take action right in her own town.

A student at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Krista always knew that she wanted to help people. That is what attracted her to Capilano University’s Global Stewardship Program, a two-year Associate of Arts degree dedicated to creating young social entrepreneurs.

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Hoops for Hope: Peace Breaks Out on the Basketball Court in Kashmir

Upon arriving in Srinagar, Kashmir in 2007, J.D. Walsh was keenly aware of two things: how much he -- a tall white man -- stood out, and the tense geopolitical circumstances that necessitated heavy security measures. Kashmir has been wracked by hatred and mayhem for years, caught in a bloody dispute between India and Pakistan. Quite improbably, Walsh felt right at home and was immediately convinced of two things: that this "was a time for peace" and that it could be achieved through a game unknown to the Kashmiris: basketball.

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Why Games Matter: A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care

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Changemakers, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is proud to announce the three winners for the Why Games Matter competition. The winners will each receive US $5,000 and all finalists will attend the Changemakers Change Summit at the RWJF-sponsored Games for Health Conference in Baltimore, MD in May 2008.

You may continue to read and comment on all entries; we welcome your feedback.

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