Michael Platt, USA, baker, business owner and social entrepreneur. At his bakery he donates one desert to a person in need for every desert he sells.
“I started working to tackle hunger when I was eleven years old, and since then I've given away thousands of cupcakes and meal through my baking business and non-profit organisation.”
Mohamad Al Jounde, Syria, built a school in his refugee camp to help educate children.
“Education is not just literacy, but it's the art of maximizing happiness through equipping people with tools needed to build a better present.”
Kate Stagliano, USA, creator of community gardens that feed people in need.
"I am so blessed to be able to follow my dreams and work together with youth to grow a healthy end to hunger, one vegetable garden at a time! You never know what someone is going through until you walk in their shoes, but it means the world to me to be able to support individuals and families who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity."
Havana Chapman-Edwards, USA, Fundraises for diversity in reading - and publishing. “You are never too little to make a difference.”
Selin Ornek, Turkey, Inventor of robotic dogs to provide support for blind people
"I build robots as I like to make people happy and their lives easier. I believe by using technology and ai for good we can make the world a better place."
Christopher and Reece, South Africa, two friends raising awareness of mental health through swimathons.
"It is beyond essential to recognize the need for mental health to become a less stigmatized topic within our communities. By striving towards inclusivity and diversity within all intersections of identities, we aim to create a safe space for dialogue and raise funds to educate and empower our youth through workshops and talks."
“Everyone is able to use anything around them to make a positive difference.”
Winter Vincent, Australia, Founder of a fundraising programme that provides clean drinking water.
“We all know that helping others less fortunate than yourself is the right thing to do. But what I realised pretty quickly after my first water filter implementation is that GIVING FEELS GOOD.”
Elena Meyer, Germany, shares violin performances on social media to inspire musicians.
Elena Meyer began studying violin at the age of four. Since then, she has played in many concerts, including performing Saint-Saen´s “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” with orchestra. Besides playing concerts she also participates in national and international competitions like the international violin competition “Kloster Schöntal” and was awarded many first prizes on national level.
Photographer: Holly McGlynn
Marie-Astrid Mence (Senior Artist, Ballet Black), France, passionate ballet dancer on a mission to make ballet inclusive.
“My work as a ballet dancer is very diverse, and inspiring. I am a ballet dancer for many different reasons but mostly to inspire people, and what it means by that is all the people from young to old, from all colours and social backgrounds.”