The winners of the Zeitgeist Young Minds Competition have been announced and they are:

  • Ada Umeofia, 19 from Nigeria: WeBuilt: Africa is a design-centered social enterprise that redesigns and constructs market stalls for poverty-stricken Africans by recycling found building materials in slums. View the entry
  • Alex Leboucher, 21 from France: The Schoolbag (NGO) connects young people to education and a sustainable future by enabling children to pursue an education by providing eco-friendly school supplies. View the entry
  • Elliott Verreault, 23 from Sweden: It’sOneHumanity: The Humanitarian Social Network is inspiring a new humanitarian culture by leveraging the stories of humanitarian workers with the help of social media. View the entry
  • James Boon, 23 from the UK: Socially responsible enterprise, sends a school bag to a child in Asia and Africa for each product sold on the website. View the entry
  • Joel Mwale, 19 from Kenya: Skydrop Enterprise Inc has brought safe drinking water to a community of 5,000 and has become a profitable enterprise from selling bottled water across Kenya and Uganda. View the entry
  • Jordan Ridge, 23 from South Africa: Made by Mosaic is a job creation project fro women in South Africa addressing the challenges of economic development in the townships. View the entry
  • Maaike Veenkamp, 23 from the UK: Off The Bench is a project with a core aim to empower young people through positive activities. View the entry
  • Sibusiso Tshabalala, 20 from South Africa: Developed reading clubs and a library renovation programme in South Africa to encourage critical thinking and thoughtful debate within local high schools. View the entry
  • Simeon Oriko, 23 from Kenya: The Kuyu Project trains school children on how to use social media for social change and promotes digital literacy. View the entry
  • Simon Straetker, 19 from Germany: An independent filmmaker, promoting conservational and social projects around the world making videos that engage young people with their natural environments. View the entry