Changemaker Winners


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create healthy meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Each month FoodCycle serves around 3,000 meals, created using almost 4,000kg of reclaimed surplus food.

AEPT-Held and Entrepreneurship

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Prisoners are transformed into entrepreneurs by having them take part in an intensive entrepreneurship training potentially leading to them receiving funding and making them less likely to go back to prison .

Ensibuuko Tech Limited


The exclusion of Uganda's poor from formal financial services have made savings cooperatives (SACCOS) a popular option. Yet SACCOS struggle with operational and information management inefficiencies. Ensibuuko's mobile banking innovation is enhancing the capacity of SACCO to serve the un-banked.


for profit

Isara is an open sign language dictionary and learning application. It provides interactive, real-time, and attractive sign language learning through usage of Kinect as motion sensor. With Kinect, user can practice the gesture based on video by doing until the gesture is perfectly done.



At GiftedMom, we use innovative technologies and underemployed youths in the informal sector to improve maternal and infant health in Cameroon and across Africa.

Named one of Africa's Top Social Enterprises by the Anzisha Prize, we have engaged over 200 youths and target over 30,000 by 2017.



KadAfrica builds resilient farming communities centered around the empowerment of young women. 1500 out of school girls have gained sustainable livelhood options as young agro-entrepreneurs cultivating passion fruit, while reinvigorating commercial fruit farming in Western Uganda.

AEPT-Détenus et Entrepreneuriat

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Faire des détenus des Entrepreneurs en les faisant prendre part à une

formation intensive à la création d'entreprise aboutissant à un financement

afin d'éviter que les anciens détenus ne reviennent en détention.

Projeto Digital Mente


O Projeto Digital Mente surgiu da necessidade de promover conhecimentos básicos de informática, melhor qualidade de vida e fortalecimento da autoestima a pessoas com transtornos mentais leves, proporcionando a elas maior interação e inclusão no mundo digital.

Diocese de Santarém -Projeto Rádio pela Educação

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Projeto Rádio pela Educação, desde 1999, desenvolve e fomenta ações de educomunicação junto a escolas municipais de Santarém tem como principal instrumento o programa de rádio Para Ouvir e Aprender que vai ao ar pela Rádio Rural de Santarém, ouvido por professores/as e alunos/as das séries iniciais

Tiwale Community Based Organization

for profit

We are empowered young women overcoming poverty by creating sustainable ventures that transform our communities into flourishing hubs of young entrepreneurs. We aim to support and lead innovative and enterprising young women to fulfill their potentials.

Twim Academy

for profit

Twim Academy is a school of media and creative arts located in Ibadan, Nigeria. Courses offered include photography, video production, website design, visual effects, graphics and computer basics. By teaching vocations and entrepreneurship, Twim Academy empowers young people to become self reliant.

PUPA Early Childhood Development

for profit

With 100% assimilation, PUPA OVERCOME brought recreational activities to low-income caregivers from Brazil’s most violent community: Cariacica – ES. Aside from accompanying visits, they further learned recreational activities that potentiate cognitive, emotional and social development.



A iniciativa F123 democratiza o acesso à educação para crianças com deficiência visual melhorando o acesso das mesmas ao mundo digital, particularmente a livros digitais e a Internet. O F123 contribui a estes objetivos por meio de software que é de fácil uso, baixo custo, e alta portabilidade.

Teens Rising To End Extreme Poverty

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Rising International trains local women and teens to be social entrepreneurs by running their own Rising home party businesses. Parties feature education about the plight of women worldwide and create a marketplace for beautiful crafts handmade by women survivors of war, rape and human trafficking.


for profit

Project SAM is an inventory management platform targeted at multinational non-governmental organizations operating health clinics in developing countries. Project SAM allows workers in these health clinics to digitize and manage inventory records simply via automated voice calls from feature phones.

CRTWC - Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

CRTWC changes classroom practice, students’ educational experience and achievement by developing the Social-Emotional Learning skills of both teachers and students - skills foundational to empathetic action. We create systemic change by shifting how teachers are prepared before entering the field.

The First Tee of Monterey County

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The First Tee of Monterey County is the largest and most successful youth services program in the county. By expanding our clubhouse restaurant-turned study room into an additional building on our Salinas property and servicing students in King City, we will be meeting an important community need.

Creative Classrooms through Empowered Teachers

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Young people possess an innate curiosity and desire to learn. But most schools are designed to transmit knowledge and keep kids in line. We fix this by teaching teachers—the most powerful lever for change—to engage students in serious play that fuels student creativity and promotes achievement.

Fabretto Children's Foundation

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Fabretto supports early child development in at-risk rural Nicaraguan communities by training public preschool teachers to facilitate student learning through play and hands-on activities. Our train-the-trainer approach empowers teachers to spread knowledge in their school community.

The Respect Institute

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Vulnerable youth need respect. We empower youth influencers with a coaching method and toolkit to nurture their and youths' self-respect, resiliency and compassion. These adults create the caring connections youth crave and together they create a world based on: "I matter. You matter."

College Catts Pressoir

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

College Catts Pressoir is transforming the education system in Haiti by introducing a focus on innovation in science and technology. Students are encouraged to use creativity, imagination, and teamwork to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to address critical needs in their community.

Dream A Dream

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Dream A Dream's mission is "to nurture the uniqueness of young people from vulnerable backgrounds and foster their passion for
learning, so that they are able to creatively respond to the frantic pace of change in the world."


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Our goal: establish play and recess as a core strategy for improving children’s health and well-being. We support student's social/emotional learning to ensure they have positive relationships in a supportive environment.

Fostering Youth Peacemakers


For 14 years, SS has created empathy-based learning environments that eliminate bullying at the roots. Our results go deeper than offering good curricula- we help students, teachers and parents EXPERIENCE empathy, then walk them through real problems to transform how they interact on a daily basis.

WASH United (WASH = WAter, Sanitation and Hgyiene)


WASH United (WASH = WAter, Sanitation & Hygiene) develops interactive games that use the power of fun and play to educate children and change behaviour around the difficult issues of sanitation and hygiene. To maximise impact, we share our game-base tools through a social business model.