Articles by Patricia Cogley

Eastside Inspires Next Generation of Creatives in London

London is young and diverse – and one of the most creative cities in the world.  Two million Londoners are under 25, hailing from a wide range of backgrounds.  More than 300 languages are spoken by children in London schools.  Longtime AYV Partn...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Sprout Course Standout, AYV Alum and Educator, Ismail Swati

AYV Alum and educator, Ismail Swati is a 25-year-old social activist and founder of Optimistic Youth Network, an organization focused on social issues and youth empowerment in conflict-affected Swat, Pakistan. For 6 years Ismail’s organization ...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

AYV TIG Sprout Course Standout and Educator, David Muya

Educator David Muya started from humble beginnings when he lobbied to convert an old bathroom into an ICT hub to integrate technology with teaching and learning. An ICT hub is a space where technologists congregate to network, design, program and co...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

AYV TIG Media Making Stories of Change Contest Winners

Some Adobe Youth Voices alumni have been changing the world with their media for years now. To highlight their stories, Taking IT Global held the Stories of Change Contest. In response, AYV alumni from all over the world shared their stories for how...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Irish Youth Inspired to Collaborate and Create Media with Purpose

An energetic educator committed to youth voice, TJ Hourihan literally meets young people where they are – and gives them creative tools and skills to tell their stories. Through AYV Partner TechSpace, he takes media making on the road to reach yout...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Young People Light the Way to Social Change in Sri Lanka

The deepest impact from social change efforts is often felt in the places where suffering is greatest. Through Shilpa Sayura Foundation in Sri Lanka, youth are leading as active digital agents of change. They make media to communicate the needs of ch...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Creativity Scholar Writes and Raps About Positivity

“I'm driven to become a positive public figure for some children in the world who don't have one.” This is the promise of 18-year-old rapper and songwriter Kyle Bent of Randolph, Massachusetts. Kyle was introduced to the art of rapping in 200...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Mexico City Teen Stands for Beauty Diversity

When Gabriela Carvalho was a little girl, she watched commercials that featured girls and women that looked nothing like her.  She came to idolize their skinny, long-legged bodies and perfect blonde hair. She even told her mother she wanted to look ...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

Making Media Taps Creativity and Changes Perspectives in Japan

“Creativity is the most important essence in education,” Yoko Takagi believes.  She describes herself as an “old woman who experienced WWII and survived from Manchuria to Japan.”  For thirty years she’s worked for global education in ...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

The Transformative Power of Media Making

Imagine you have in your classroom students of various ages recently arrived from far-flung parts of the world, fleeing conflict or resettling for other reasons.  How do you engage and support them?  Lori Leberer, Art and Multimedia Teacher at the ...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

AYV Alum Priyanka Saini Breaks Down Barriers in Pursuit of a Creative Career

In Priyanka Saini’s hometown Shahbad Muhammed Pur, on the outskirts of New Delhi, the society is quite conservative and traditional. Not many women are given the opportunity to venture out for careers or even higher education. Priyanka grew up want...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago

AYV Alum Sahil Kumar Explores the Creative Fields and Finds His Calling

Sahil came to Delhi from the hill village of Rudrapur in Uttrakhand when he was just a small boy. Now 22, he’s been involved with Adobe Youth Voices in one way or another for six years. His journey with AYV has taken him from shy student to profess...

Patricia Cogley / 2 years ago
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