Forty-four countries, all over the globe.

That’s where the 105 Finalists for the 2015 Echoing Green Fellowships are launching innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems. They are tackling diverse problems, from all different angles—from advancing women's rights and gender equality in Afghanistan to educating children living in urban slums in Kenya to workforce development in Detroit.

Meet the Finalists and congratulate them—not just for making it this far, but for holding such deep commitment for driving social change.

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Imelda
Abano

Climate Finalist
Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists

Bold Idea

Increase public understanding of climate change in the Philippines by training journalists to improve the quality and quantity of environmental and climate change reporting.

pnej.org

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Nilima
Achwal

Global Finalist
iesha

Bold Idea

Work toward gender equality by delivering critical education on sexuality, reproduction, and gender through digital courses in schools.

iesha.co

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Wendell
Adjetey

Global Finalist
Tujenge Africa Foundation

Bold Idea

Catapult post-conflict youth upward through quality education, leadership, entrepreneurship, and peace-building.

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Rose
Afriyie

Global Finalist
mRelief

Bold Idea

Fix the broken American welfare system that leaves the most vulnerable without access to public assistance by providing web and SMS-based tools that calculate benefits eligibility.

mrelief.com

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Aleem
Ahmed

Global Finalist
Love Grain

Bold Idea

Increase the incomes of Ethiopian smallholder teff farmers by connecting them to international markets.

lovegrain.co

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Matt
Alexander

Global Finalist
Suyo

Bold Idea

Unlock the social and economic value of formalized property for low-income families by creating affordable and reliable property formalization services through the use of mobile technology and microfinance partnerships.

suyo.co

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Yasmine
Arrington

Black Male Achievement Finalist
ScholarCHIPS

Bold Idea

Encourage children of incarcerated partents to complete their college education and transform the societal taboo of having an incarcerated parent by delivering financial support and mentorship.

scholarchipsfund.com

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Katy
Ashe

Global Finalist
Noora Health

Bold Idea

Improve health outcomes and save lives of at-risk patients by training families to provide high-quality, low-risk care in the hospital and at home.

noorahealth.org

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Oluwatoyin
Ayanfodun

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC

Bold Idea

Overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges faced by over-age middle school students by providing them with academic, family, and career support, and mentoring.

tlnyc.org

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Jessica
Barry

Climate Finalist
Citizens for Local Power

Bold Idea

Support a transition to clean energy in the Mid-Hudson region by organizing communities to advocate for local control of energy.

citizensforlocalpower.com

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Milagros
Barsallo

Global Finalist
RISE Colorado

Bold Idea

Close the opportunity gap by educating, engaging, and empowering low-income families and families of color to become courageous leaders at the forefront of the movement for educational equity.

rise-colorado.org

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Pranav
Budhathoki

Global Finalist
Local Interventions Group

Bold Idea

Support government accountability in South Asia by developing tools for communities to assert their rights and monitor injustice.

localinterventions.org.uk

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Domenico
Centrone

Climate Finalist
EggPlant Srl

Bold Idea

Eliminate the concept of waste and traditional plastic pollution by reusing wastewater to produce high-performance bioplastics.

eggplant.it

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Clementine
Chambon

Climate Finalist
Oorja: Em'power'ing Rural Communities

Bold Idea

Improve access to clean energy for off-grid households and increase crop yields for small-holding farmers in rural India by building and deploying decentralized waste-to-energy plants that sequester carbon through a microfranchise model.

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Megan
Chapman

Global Finalist
Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

Bold Idea

Support bottom-up accountability in Nigerian urban slums and oil-affected communities by training and supporting paralegals to deliver justice where governments have failed.

justempower.org

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Laura
D'Asaro

Climate Finalist
Six Foods

Bold Idea

Reduce environmental degradation caused by livestock farming by encouraging mainstream consumption of insects.

sixfoods.com

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Mohammed
Dalwai

Global Finalist
The Open Medicine Project

Bold Idea

Save lives in under-resourced communities by providing healthcare workers with free and open access to relevant guidelines and clinical support tools using mobile technology.

openmedicineproject.org

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Kilien
de Renty

Climate Finalist
upOwa

Bold Idea

Provide clean and affordable electricity to off-grid villages in West and Central Africa by developing, installing, and maintaining smart solar home systems.

upowa.org

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Tsechu
Dolma

Climate Finalist
Yulha Fund

Bold Idea

Diminish negative impacts of climate change on Himalayan communities by developing strategies for food, energy, and talent security.

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Paul
Duan

Global Finalist
Bayes Impact

Bold Idea

Solve critical social problems to improve lives across the globe by harnessing the power of data science to build operational solutions with governments and nonprofits.

bayesimpact.org

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Derwin
Dubose

Black Male Achievement Finalist
New Majority Community Labs

Bold Idea

Enable democratic and organic community-led problem solving by empowering communities of color with big data and community engagement tools.

newmajoritylabs.com

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Calvin
Duncan

Black Male Achievement Finalist
RisingFoundations

Bold Idea

Break the cycle of incarceration of black men in New Orleans through access to housing, gainful employment, and financial services.

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Laura
Dunn

Global Finalist
SurvJustice

Bold Idea

Increase the prospect of justice for survivors of campus sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists, and supporting institutions.

survjustice.org

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Edith
Elliott

Global Finalist
Noora Health

Bold Idea

Improve health outcomes and save lives of at-risk patients by training families to provide high-quality, low-risk care in the hospital and at home.

noorahealth.org

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Fadi
Elobra

Global Finalist
Duroos 800+

Bold Idea

Close the achievement gap in the marginalized Arab community in Israel by preparing students for higher education using culturally adapted methodology.

duroos.me

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Kody
Emmanuel

Climate Finalist
Serve Africa

Bold Idea

Reduce violent conflict tied to climate change by providing young people with the skills needed to build sustainable agriculture and prevent food shortages.

serveafrica.org

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Jennifer
Farrell

Global Finalist
CriticaLink

Bold Idea

Provide rapid life-saving medical care to accident victims in medically underserved countries by using location-based mobile technology to alert nearby First Responders.

criticalink.org

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Leah
Filler

Global Finalist
Lava Mae

Bold Idea

Address the massive shortage of showers and toilets and reconnect people experiencing homelessness to their humanity by converting retired transportation buses into bathrooms on wheels.

www.lavamae.org

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Joseph
Fiore

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Voice Advocates

Bold Idea

Disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline for court involved youth by enlisting and training a corps of high performing professionals to advocate for each child's best interest.

voiceadvocates.org

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Collette
Flanagan

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Mothers Against Police Brutality

Bold Idea

Reduce police use of deadly force against young men of color in America by uniting mothers and families of victims to advocate for criminal justice reform.

mothersagainstpolicebrutality.com

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Lauren
Fletcher

Climate Finalist
BioCarbon Engineering

Bold Idea

Combat climate change by automating global scale reforestation with emerging drone technologies to remotely plant at least 1 billion trees each year.

biocarbonengineering.com

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Rodney
Foxworth

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Invested Impact

Bold Idea

Reduce barriers to equitable economic development for low-wealth communities in Baltimore by connecting investment, networks, and strategic support to mission-driven entrepreneurs.

investedimpact.org

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Caroline
Frontigny

Climate Finalist
upOwa

Bold Idea

Provide clean and affordable electricity to off-grid villages in West and Central Africa by developing, installing, and maintaining smart solar home systems.

upowa.org

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Vedette
Gavin

Black Male Achievement Finalist
New Majority Community Labs

Bold Idea

Enable democratic and organic community-led problem solving by empowering communities of color with big data and community engagement tools.

newmajoritylabs.com

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Pandwe
Gibson

Global Finalist
EcoTech Visions

Bold Idea

Combat poverty and climate change in Miami by growing viable companies focused on bringing green products to the market.

ecotechvisions.org

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Fonta
Gilliam

Global Finalist
Sou Sou Investment Solutions

Bold Idea

Disrupt traditional banking systems in disadvantaged communities by creating an entrepreneur-driven “crowd banking" platform that provides financing solutions for women and youth entrepreneurs.

banksousou.com

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Nedra
Ginwright

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Flourish Agenda

Bold Idea

Create pathways to mental well-being in communities of color by developing tools and programs that promote self-care and social action.

flourishagenda.com

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Alana
Greer

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Community Justice Project

Bold Idea

Support racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color by providing grassroots organizations with legal support, strategic partnerships and representation in organizing campaigns.

communityjusticeproject.com

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Arjun
Gupta

Climate Finalist
Smart Joules

Bold Idea

Eliminate wasted fossil fuels in India by offering affordable clean energy to large buildings and factories.

smartjoules.in

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Afzal
Habib

Global Finalist
Kidogo

Bold Idea

Transform the trajectory of children living in urban slums by providing high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education.

kidogo.co

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Gary
Hendrickson

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Welding Artisan Center

Bold Idea

Unlock the entrepreneurial potential of unemployed formerly incarcerated individuals and at-risk teens in Detroit by providing skilled artisan training, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

weldingartisancenter.com

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Lorna
Hermosura

Global Finalist
edMosphere

Bold Idea

Improve the school climate for students and teachers by using real-time research-based surveys on students' physical, emotional, and academic wellbeing to highlight issues and opportunities in school classrooms.

edmosphere.net

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Lam
Ho

Global Finalist
Community Activism Law Alliance

Bold Idea

Maximize legal resources for underserved communities in Chicago by uniting lawyers and activists in a collaborative pursuit for social change.

calachicago.org

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Meena
Jagannath

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Community Justice Project

Bold Idea

Support racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color by providing grassroots organizations with legal support, strategic partnerships, and representation in organizing campaigns.

communityjusticeproject.com

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Jonathan
Johnson

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Rooted School

Bold Idea

Improve college-readiness for students in New Orleans while addressing critical workforce demand by offering industry-focused project-based learning, personalized learning paths, and mentorship.

rootedschool.org

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Manik
Jolly

Climate Finalist
Grassroots and Rural Innovative Development

Bold Idea

Provide sustainable and affordable electricity to rural households for domestic, commercial and agricultural use, by installing stand-alone solar micro grids.

grid-india.net

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Yaseen
Khan

Global Finalist
The Open Medicine Project

Bold Idea

Save lives in under-resourced communities by providing healthcare workers with free and open access to relevant guidelines, and clinical support tools using mobile technology.

openmedicineproject.org

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Seth
Knudsen

Climate Finalist
Resilient City Company

Bold Idea

Build smarter, safer, and stronger communities in areas affected by climate change by working with governments to develop, coordinate, and evaluate disaster recovery policies and programs.

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Mark
Laabs

Global Finalist
Rare Cancer Research Foundation

Bold Idea

Find cures for rare cancers by facilitating research and accelerating deployment of therapies.

rcrf.org

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Jessica
Ladd

Global Finalist
Sexual Health Innovations

Bold Idea

Destigmatize sex and increase access to high-quality sexual health services in the United States by creating digital platforms to advance sexual health and wellbeing.

sexualhealthinnovations.org

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Phuoc
Le

Global Finalist
HEAL (Health Equity, Action, Leadership) Initiative

Bold Idea

Create a sustainable pipeline of healthcare professionals working in low-resource areas across the globe by providing equitable training opportunities and fostering effective health workforces in extremely poor areas.

healinitiative.org

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Sara
Leedom

Global Finalist
African Entrepreneur Collective

Bold Idea

Mitigate the epidemic of youth unemployment in Africa by providing training, affordable capital, and networks to young entrepreneurs.

africanentrepreneurcollective.org

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Jordyn
Lexton

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Drive Change

Bold Idea

Reduce recidivism and increase job-readiness for formerly incarcerated youth by using food trucks to employ and teach transferable job and leadership skills to young people leaving the adult criminal justice system.

drivechangenyc.org

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Heejae
Lim

Global Finalist
TalkingPoints

Bold Idea

Boost student achievement by developing mobile, digital technology that makes communication easier and more meaningful between parents, teachers, and students.

talkingpoints.co

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Eric
Liu

Global Finalist
Bayes Impact

Bold Idea

Solve critical social problems to improve lives across the globe by harnessing the power of data science to build operational solutions with governments and nonprofits.

bayesimpact.org

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Andrew
Lunetta

Global Finalist
A Tiny Home for Good

Bold Idea

Create stability for individuals facing homelessness through the provision of affordable, safe, and dignified tiny homes.

atinyhomeforgood.org

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Verengai
Mabika

Climate Finalist
Development Reality Institute

Bold Idea

Create a climate-resilient Africa by incubating and supporting green business ideas.

driafrica.org

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Andrew
Maki

Global Finalist
Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

Bold Idea

Support bottom-up accountability in Nigerian urban slums and oil-affected communities by training and supporting paralegals to deliver justice where governments have failed.

justempower.org

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Mosi
Makori

Black Male Achievement Finalist
The Star Institute for Conscious Organization

Bold Idea

Disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and expedite wrongful conviction investigations by training impacted communities to undertake post-conviction research.

thestarinstitute.org

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Rohit
Malhotra

Global Finalist
Center for Civic Innovation

Bold Idea

Foster a more effective, innovative, and participatory public sector by bringing together, supporting and investing in people and organizations with new or different ideas to solve local challenges.

civicatlanta.org

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Jason
Martin

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Community Guilds

Bold Idea

Close the opportunity divide in public education for middle and high school students by encouraging hands-on 21st century learning.

community-guilds.org/steamtruck

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Etienne
Mashuli

Global Finalist
Tujenge Africa Foundation

Bold Idea

Catapult post-conflict youth upward through quality education, leadership, entrepreneurship, and peace-building.

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Cáitrín
McKiernan

Climate Finalist
Climate Policy Labs

Bold Idea

Advance conversations between the United States and China by reframing climate change to focus on how it impacts people’s lives.

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Jennifer
Metzger

Climate Finalist
Citizens for Local Power

Bold Idea

Support a transition to clean energy in the Mid-Hudson region by organizing communities to advocate for local control of energy.

citizensforlocalpower.com

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Sara
Minkara

Global Finalist
Empowerment Through Integration

Bold Idea

Foster social awareness and support for disability rights of visually impaired youth by providing inclusive educational and recreational programs that encourage students to explore and pursue career goals.

etivision.org

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Stephen
Moilanen

Climate Finalist
Solstice Initiative

Bold Idea

Expand access to clean energy in the United States by providing community-based solar power to underserved American households.

solsticeinitiative.org

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James
Monteiro

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Prison Initiative Bridge Program

Bold Idea

Improve graduation rates amongst individuals who begin secondary education while incarcerated by providing a six-month bridge program prior to their release.

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James
Mulbah

Global Finalist
Green Cities

Bold Idea

Reduce environmental degradation while creating job opportunities in Liberia by employing young people to collect waste, produce organic compost, and buy and sell recyclables.

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Abubaker
Musuuza

Climate Finalist
Village Energy Limited

Bold Idea

Ensure consistent access to basic electricity for rural communities in East Africa by providing solar repair services and installing efficient and quality spare parts.

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Genevieve
Nielsen

Global Finalist
mRelief

Bold Idea

Fix the broken American welfare system that leaves the most vulnerable without access to public assistance by providing web and SMS-based tools that calculate benefits eligibility.

mrelief.com

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Chinwe
Ohajuruka

Climate Finalist
Comprehensive Design Services

Bold Idea

Address the critical housing deficit in Nigeria by providing sustainable, affordable and attractive “Passive Houses.”

cdshousing.com

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Jehiel
Oliver

Global Finalist
Hello Tractor

Bold Idea

Increase food and income security in sub-Saharan Africa by producing affordable “Smart Tractors” and connecting their owners with farmers paying for timely tractor services via SMS.

hellotractor.com

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Daquan
Oliver

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Recesspreneurs

Bold Idea

Overcome socio-economic challenges faced by children of low-income by delivering entrepreneurship education and mentorship through the channel of undergraduate student chapters.

recesspreneurs.org

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Kelly
Orians

Black Male Achievement Finalist
RisingFoundations

Bold Idea

Break the cycle of incarceration of black men in New Orleans through access to housing, gainful employment, and financial services.

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Julienne
Oyler

Global Finalist
African Entrepreneur Collective

Bold Idea

Mitigate the epidemic of youth unemployment in Africa by providing training, affordable capital, and networks to young entrepreneurs.

africanentrepreneurcollective.org

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Veronica
Palmer

Global Finalist
RISE Colorado

Bold Idea

Close the opportunity gap by educating, engaging, and empowering low-income families and families of color to become courageous leaders at the forefront of the movement for educational equity.

rise-colorado.org

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Colette
Pichon Battle

Climate Finalist
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Bold Idea

Promote equity in Gulf Coast communities of color most affected by climate change by providing community stabilizing legal services and ecological equity training and support for civic participation.

gcclp.org

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Sabrina Natasha
Premji

Global Finalist
Kidogo

Bold Idea

Transform the trajectory of children living in urban slums by providing high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education.

kidogo.co

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Samuel
Pressler

Global Finalist
Armed Services Arts Partnership

Bold Idea

Create supportive communities for service members and their families by offering expressive arts programs in partnership with local nonprofits and universities.

asapasap.org

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Vasudha
Reddy

Global Finalist
The Ara Trust

Bold Idea

Defend and protect refugee rights in India by conducting rights-based advocacy through pro bono legal aid, representation, counseling, and research.

aralegal.in

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Matthew
Ritchie

Climate Finalist
BioCarbon Engineering

Bold Idea

Combat climate change by automating global scale reforestation with emerging drone technologies to remotely plant at least 1 billion trees each year.

biocarbonengineering.com

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Sara
Saeed

Global Finalist
doctHERs

Bold Idea

Increase access to medical care in marginalized communities in Pakistan by connecting qualified female doctors to underserved patients using online technology.

docthers.com

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Doniece
Sandoval

Global Finalist
Lava Mae

Bold Idea

Address the massive shortage of showers and toilets and reconnect people experiencing homelessness to their humanity by converting retired transportation buses into bathrooms on wheels.

www.lavamae.org

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Humayun
Sarabi

Global Finalist
Women Empowered

Bold Idea

Promote peace, democracy, and human rights in Afghanistan by empowering local change agents to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.

weafghanistan.org

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Amit
Saraogi

Climate Finalist
Oorja: Em'power'ing Rural Communities

Bold Idea

Improve access to clean energy for off-grid households and increase crop yields for small-holding farmers in rural India by building and deploying decentralized waste-to-energy plants that sequester carbon through a micro-franchise model.

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Sriram
Shamasunder

Global Finalist
HEAL (Health Equity, Action, Leadership) Initiative

Bold Idea

Create a sustainable pipeline of healthcare professionals working in low-resource areas across the globe by providing equitable training opportunities and fostering effective health workforces in extremely poor areas.

healinitiative.org

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Roshni
Shanker

Global Finalist
The Ara Trust

Bold Idea

Defend and protect refugee rights in India by conducting rights-based advocacy through pro bono legal aid, representation, counseling, and research.

aralegal.in

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Mario Jovan
Shaw

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Profound Gentlemen

Bold Idea

Increase the number of impactful and influential role models for black male students by recruiting and developing black men to be schoolteachers.

profoundgentlemen.org

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Monirath
Siv

Global Finalist
Teach For Cambodia

Bold Idea

Promote educational equity in Cambodia by enlisting and developing future leaders in the effort.

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Steph
Speirs

Climate Finalist
Solstice Initiative

Bold Idea

Expand access to clean energy in the United States by providing community-based solar power to underserved American households.

solsticeinitiative.org

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Paolo
Stufano

Climate Finalist
EggPlant Srl

Bold Idea

Eliminate the concept of waste and traditional plastic pollution by reusing wastewater to produce high-performance bioplastics.

eggplant.it

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Jason
Terrell

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Profound Gentlemen

Bold Idea

Increase the number of impactful and influential role models for black male students by recruiting and developing black men to be schoolteachers.

profoundgentlemen.org

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Camila
Thorndike

Climate Finalist
Oregon Climate

Bold Idea

Build a model for a timely global transition to a clean energy economy by advocating for fair and effective climate policy in Oregon.

oregonclimate.org

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Frejus
Thoto

Climate Finalist
Centre d'Actions pour l'environnement et le Developpement Durable (ACED)

Bold Idea

Improve food and environmental security by transforming environmental challenges into economic opportunities for local communities.

aced-benin.org

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Sarah
Toumi

Climate Finalist
Acacias for All

Bold Idea

Combat desertification and dwindling water resources in Tunisia by introducing new holistic farming approaches.

acaciasforall.org

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Yamilee
Toussaint

Global Finalist
STEM From Dance

Bold Idea

Grow the number of low-income girls of color with STEM degrees by using dance integration to build confidence, skills, and exposure in a culturally-responsive way.

stemfromdance.org

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Mireille
Tushiminina

Global Finalist
Shalupe Enterprise

Bold Idea

Alleviate cyclical oppresion of Congolese women by providing them with holistic solutions for taking control of their own health.

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Amy
Vreeland

Global Finalist
TrueSchool Studio

Bold Idea

Expand the innovation potential of frontline educators by partnering with schools, districts, and organizations to enable innovative educators to redesign classrooms, schools, and systems.

trueschoolstudio.com

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Carvell
Wallace

Black Male Achievement Finalist
Flourish Agenda

Bold Idea

Create pathways to mental well-being in communities of color by developing tools and programs that promote self-care and social action.

flourishagenda.com

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Victor
Wang

Global Finalist
GeriJoy

Bold Idea

Improve quality of life for senior citizens by providing companionship and care management using a digital “care avatar” to provide wellness coaching and caregiver support with a human touch.

gerijoy.com

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Rose
Wang

Climate Finalist
Six Foods

Bold Idea

Reduce environmental degradation caused by livestock farming by encouraging mainstream consumption of insects.

sixfoods.com

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Benje
Williams

Global Finalist
Amal Academy

Bold Idea

Empower marginalized youth in Pakistan to rediscover and realize their professional dreams by developing their business skills, values, and confidence.

amalacademy.org

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Iffat
Zafar

Global Finalist
doctHERs

Bold Idea

Increase access to medical care in marginalized communities in Pakistan by connecting qualified female doctors to underserved patients using online technology.

docthers.com

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Muhammad
Zidani

Global Finalist
Duroos 800+

Bold Idea

Close the achievement gap in the marginalized Arab community in Israel by preparing students for higher education using culturally adapted methodology.

duroos.me

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Manuela
Zoninsein

Climate Finalist
Smart Agriculture Analytics

Bold Idea

Attack climate change by removing the barriers of information, language, and culture faced by the producers of the most sustainable agricultural technologies when they seek to enter the emerging markets.

smartaganalytics.com

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