Why Youth aims to encourage students in Belgrade to recognize the important leadership roles they can play in developing their communities. Stefan and his team will deliver a leadership development curriculum in schools, building students' social skills, awareness, and self-confidence. Why Youth will create strong young leaders who take the initiative in creating positive change. Recently, the venture reported it has organized 5 sets of workshops that have created 4 projects for 200+ people.
Stefan was born in Bar, Montenegro and graduated from the local primary and high school. After finishing his first year of high school, Stefan was chosen as a scholar of the U.S. State Department’s Young Leaders Exchange ASMYLE. Through this program, Stefan spent one year in the United States. He graduated in the top 10 of both his American and native high school and started studying law at the University of Belgrade in September 2014.
Resolution Fellows Maxwell Chinnah and Godwin Attigah have designed a new patent-pending clean cookstove that reduces smoke pollution by 90% and generates electricity from heat, making it 50% more fuel efficient than a regular charcoal stove. The stoves will be deployed in the Ashanti Region of Ghana by local youth, who will be trained to build and maintain the cookers. Terraoak will reduce the time spent on gathering firewood, minimize the health risks associated with indoor charcoal and wood cooking fires, and provide employment opportunities for community members.