Interview with Changemaker of the Month: Shanil Samarakoon

Shanil Samarakoon, poet, author, speaker and social entrepreneur, grew up across the rich and diverse cultural landscapes of Botswana, Malawi, and then his native Sri Lanka, before settling in Sydney Australia in 2007 for his postgraduate education in Commerce.

However, […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Changemaker of the Month, Interview|0 Comments

Announcing the Changemaker of the Month for July 2014: Shanil Samarakoon

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 […]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Changemaker of the Month, Interview|0 Comments

Donate28 photo evidence: Di James gets help with social media marketing

Di James, Changemaker of the Month for May, decided to spend her Donate28 money on support from a social media consultant.

She enlisted the help of Kylie Smiley (pictured, left) from Newcastle Mobile Marketing Service to create some social media strategies.

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A Day In The Life of Natasha Akib (Changemaker of the Month for June)

What does a changemaker get up to during the day? Natasha Akib, this month’s Changemaker of the Month, shares with us the behind-the-scenes of her busy life.

 

8:00 Jump out of bed! Actually, I’m afraid to admit that I probably first check email, […]

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Changemaker of the Month: Natasha Akib from StartSomeGood

I’m excited to announce Sydney-based mover-n-shaker Natasha Akib as the Activate28 Changemaker of the Month for June.
This is a woman who keeps popping up in my cybersphere! Everywhere I look, there’s Natasha … back-by-popular-demand speaker at the Vivid Sydney […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Changemaker of the Month, Interview|0 Comments

Changemaker Coaching session (Di James declutters her in-tray)

This month’s Changemaker of the Month, Di James, confessed to me that she’s always struggled with clutter — an overflowing in-tray, messy bookshelves, papers on her desk. She said that it’s hard to think clearly when her office had […]

A Day in the Life of a Changemaker: Di James

This is the first in the “Day in the Life” series, where we get a glimpse into what’s involved in being a changemaker — including work, play and daily routines. Here we go behind-the-scenes with April’s Changemaker of the […]

By |May 9th, 2014|A Day in the Life, Changemaker of the Month|0 Comments

Changemaker of the Month (May 2014): Di James from Embrace Virtues

Di James (pictured, centre) is Activate28’s Changemaker of the Month for May.

Di is the founder of embrace virtues, a socially conscious organisation based near Newcastle, Australia. Established in 2011, embrace virtues makes beautiful products for parenting such as Baby’s […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Changemaker of the Month, Interview|2 Comments

Donate28 update: The second Donate28 payment has been made

The second payment for Donate28 has been paid out! Sangita Iyer, the Changemaker of the Month for March, received AU$112 (US$100).

To celebrate the launch of her For the Love of Elephants campaign, Sangita took her son out to dinner […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Donate28 photo evidence|0 Comments

Donate28 update: Rochelle has spent her Donate28 money

Yesterday I received this photo evidence from Rochelle Stewart-Allen that she’s spent her Donate28 money.

As Changemaker of the Month for February, Rochelle received $84 and had until the end of March to spend her money on self-care. She opted […]

By |March 28th, 2014|Changemaker of the Month, Donate28 photo evidence|8 Comments