“The Story About Two Young Innovators” – Success Story #22

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In most cases, childish curiosity evolves into a hobby and a direction to go. That’s why it is very important to let children express themselves in all ways possible as long as they show excitement and interest in what they do. For example, let them build new devices and invent new concepts from old toys and mechanisms, even though they are not going to be functioning. By doing these things, children improve their creativity and practical skills which could become their future hobby. And we have a great example to show everyone how true it is: two friends, Lukas and Šarūnas, have been young engineers since the age of 5. By the time they started to create incredible innovations and even built their own 3D printer when they were just 16 years old. So keep reading because it is going to be a story about two professional future-engineers.

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“The Power of Children’s Empathy” – Success Story #06

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Children’s empathy is a strong weapon against the biggest worldwide problems. Children have this power because from a child point of view there is always a simple solution to every problem, no matter what. But in order to solve any of this, you should do only one thing — start your actions: you can’t just sit around and hope you can finish it, you actually have to go out and do it. It could be said that this moto was leading Rachel Wheeler, 9, through her journey to improve the living conditions of people in Haiti. What this little young girl has accomplished to make people‘s lives better is truly amazing.

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“A Young Eco-Warrior” – Success Story #21

“Young people need to stand up and make a difference as we are the next generation of leaders” – thinks Shalise Leesfield, an 11-year-old girl, who has already started to change the world by making a difference to the environment. Shalise has always been passionate about marine life and environment so there is no wonder why she decided to make a change immediately when she found out about the horrific impacts of fishing line on sea life. So while a lot of people were talking about how plastics and other waste are bad for the environment, Shalise understood that spreading a message is not enough to solve this problem – that’s why this girl started to make a change just by herself.

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Innovative Bow Ties by “3D MAKERS” – Success Story #20

When we talk about fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is a stylish outfit, appealing accessories and beauty cult. Nowadays fashion is everywhere, but if anyone can think about fashion as an innovative concept? Now you might have a question what’s in common between fashion and innovations? “3D MAKERS” team can answer this by showing bow ties made with a 3D printer – and these have a big potential to become a new fashion tendency in this age of technology.

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“Successful Young Entrepreneur: How Childish Dreams Become True” – Success Story #19

 

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The key to great success is to do what are you passionate about. It is an old true but how many of us have enough courage to follow it? Yes, it definitely requires a lot of courage and effort to strive for your dreams. Especially if you are a young boy who dreams about becoming a professional cook and open your own restaurant. Sound like any other childish dream? What makes it different from others is that Rokas Galvonas, who has been this little dreaming boy many years ago, has already achieved his goal and became a chief in his own restaurant “Roko virtuvė”.

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“Night Flash” – Success Story #018

Increasing number of pedestrian accidents is a sore problem which every community faces on a daily basis. But what people could do in order to slightly reduce these numbers? Of course, firstly we need to start changing a small detail which helps us to be visible in the dark — and there is no better option than to wear a reflector. But what about more accessories that could glow in the dark?

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A Young Inventor – Success Story #013

Children’s creativity is endlessly and every child need to feel free to use their imagination – it is the main driving force to create incredible things!  One boy believes the same – Tautvydas Petruškevičius, who remembers himself as a crazy kid, who was addicted to toy building bricks and was creating constructions bigger than himself.  Later on this childish creativity led to successful solutions, which made Tautvydas to become a social innovator. So if you still don’t believe in the power of creativity, this story is just for you.

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