This month’s Changemaker of the Month is Shanil Samarakoon from Empower Projects.

To start us off, here’s Shanil’s TEDxMacquarie talk in 2012 called “Practicing Development as Freedom”. It weaves in Shanil’s personal story, including what prompted him to start his changemaking work, and how important it is to change yourself while enabling┬áchange in others.

In the first 2 minutes of his TEDx talk, Shanil talks about the moment where he decided to live a life of contribution.

When was the watershed moment in your life when you decided to make a difference in the world?

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