The Changemakers page is a place where we celebrate the innovative and inspiring thinkers, creators and agitators who are moving the dial in the UK and beyond.
Introduced a year ago, it has caught the imagination and it’s a privilege for us to shine a light on the inspirational people who are making the world a better place, providing a platform that they are not always offered.
This year alone we have profiled pioneers like Helen Costa, who uses virtual reality to help adopted kids feel safe in their new home. Or Joris Lam’s innovative method of tackling air pollution in Amsterdam by using digital birdhouses that dispense free wifi as a reward for improving air quality.
Or how about Dan White? He created a team of disabled superheroes for his daughter to show that using a wheelchair didn’t mean she was excluded from the Avengers hysteria – and it led to him becoming a heroic disability campaigner.
With the Brexit doom and gloom showing no sign of retreat, these are more than just good news stories – the crucial and often selfless work each Changemaker does is a beacon of light to help us navigate through the uncertain, austerity-wracked times we live in.
That’s why we devoted an entire edition to Changemakers in January. We narrowed down a list of 100 people and organisations we believed would shift the narrative in 2019, looking at work in tech, business, campaigners and campaigns, as well as music and arts, literacy, sport, charities and social policy.