Young Changemakers in Action: CMF’s Inspiring Story

May 22, 2023
Tanzeel is an award-winning social activist and storyteller who has dedicated his life to creating positive change in his community. He is passionate about using the power of storytelling to inspire and motivate others to take action and make a difference in the world.
This story took place in Bangladesh

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It was a beautiful day in the bustling city of Chittagong when I stumbled upon a group of teenagers engaged in a community service project. I was intrigued by their enthusiasm and dedication to making a difference in their community. Upon inquiry, I learned that they were part of a social organization known as ChangeMakers Foundation (CMF), run entirely by teenagers!

As I got to know more about CMF, I realized that this group of teenagers was not your typical bunch. They were young people who were passionate about creating positive change in their communities and had decided to take matters into their own hands. Through various initiatives and programs, they were engaging over 1,000 young people in social activities aimed at making a difference.

One of their recent initiatives was a food distribution campaign aimed at combating UN Sustainability Development Goal 2, which seeks to end hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition. The project was a massive success, reaching out to over 2,000 people, providing them with essential food items and other resources to support their well-being. I could feel the excitement and energy of the teenagers as they distributed the food items, making sure that everyone received what they needed.

Another impressive project undertaken by CMF was the distribution of sanitary pads as part of the UN Millennium Fellowship Project. The project aimed to promote menstrual health and hygiene among young girls, who often face challenges accessing menstrual products and information. The young people involved in the project had conducted extensive research, identified the needs of the girls in their community, and provided them with sanitary pads and other resources to support their menstrual health.

As I observed these teenagers in action, I couldn’t help but think that they were creating a ripple effect of change in their community. They were inspiring other young people to get involved and make a difference, just like they were doing. I was intrigued by their enthusiasm and dedication to their cause.

CMF’s aim is to empower and inspire young people to become changemakers by providing them with the skills, resources, and opportunities needed to create positive change in their communities. They emphasized the importance of youth engagement in promoting social change and noted that young people have the potential to create significant impact when given the necessary support and resources.

I couldn’t agree more with their sentiments. As I watched the young people of CMF in action, I realized that they were not only changing their community but also changing the narrative around young people’s capabilities. They were showing that young people could be agents of change, and their age was not a barrier to making a difference.

As I left the CMF project site that day, I couldn’t help but feel inspired by these young people. They showed me it is possible to create a better world, one project at a time. They had reminded me of the power of youth engagement in promoting social change, and I knew that they were just getting started.

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