In 2017, The 12.01 Project attended the eighth annual One Young World summit to investigate the impact that young leaders are having on the world. 26 leading ambassadors. 26 countries. 26 incredible projects.
As per The 12.01 Project model, we give you their stories and offer the tools needed to take action and join their impact.
“They did not believe that this huge movement is led by people who are under 30 years old.”
“There are several impact areas that we feel we are strong at: community leadership, gender equality, social entrepreneurship, peace building through intercultural cooperation, deradicalization and extremism.”
“We are also empowering men and boys to be champions for girls’ education because in some parts of Africa men, especially the fathers and brothers, don’t really believe in girls’ education.”
“The majority of public spaces in Afghanistan belong to men. Women are harrassed, face violence, and face discrimination in those public spaces. We have created a public space where it’s women who make the rules.”
“The majority of refugees, that most people don’t really hear about, live in the city and it’s really hard for them to find organizations and services. So our project, Urban Refuge, is meant to centralize the data in one place.”
“The aim of LGBTISey is to advance the interest of lesbian, gay bisexual, trans and intersex people in the Seychelles.”
“Over the course of the last 10 years we have trained and qualified over 500 students from around 90 different countries.”
“I rebuild schools that were destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 and I use earthquake resistant technology to rebuild my schools.”
“Why would you start an organisation that is 100% loss; that makes no revenue so you have to depend on donations to exist? Why not spend all the energy and time you would spend on fundraising on developing a business model to allow you to work independently and fulfill your social mission?"
“Once they see the results that this type of experiential learning, 21st century skill-based methodology has on the students, the teachers are connected. The first months of the intervention are hard and then there’s a click.”
“The bottle works as a light bulb but it also has a circuit, a solar cell, and a battery that helps light up a house.”
"We installed apps on their phones so they can learn offline and at home. That created a large impact: they’re getting jobs, they’re getting ideas from the internet and becoming self-confident and independent.”
“The Pacific Islands contribute the least to climate change yet we are facing disproportionate effects. As an international community, we have a duty of care and a moral obligation to provide sanctuary to those who are displaced. The Refugee Convention is no longer fit for purpose and it is time to change it.”
“Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children under 5 via an infectious disease. With the Omomi App you can actually even tell the level of dehydration your child has and what to do.”
“The aim of this campaign is to regard youth with disabilities as partners for development rather than looking at them as a charity.”
“If we had to mention an impact in the Cuban landscape, that would be the change of mindset of how to see the collaboration among public and private agents in our current economic system.”
“Some youth knew what they were but they were really afraid to come out and we feel that with this work we encourage more people to be comfortable accepting and loving themselves.”
Every year, the One Young World summit brings together the world’s brightest and most active young leaders from over 195 countries – connecting more nations than any event other than the Olympics. Find out more about the summit and its impact at: