On July 27th, 2022, National Champions Changemaker siblings Anya and Manav Pulluru supported by development partners Siona and Meghna Pramoda took to the stage at T-mobile Innovation Lab to showcase the SafeTeensOnline story. This Bellevue, WA event was conducted in partnership with Ashoka. The dynamic duo siblings spoke of the mission to educate and help teens be better digital citizens in a complex world. T-Mobile executives serving as judges offered suggestions and engaged in interactive dialogue regarding the platform.
The $15,000 cash that was awarded will be used to scale and further improve the distribution of SafeTeens programming worldwide. The team continues to work with its mentors. These T-Mobile employees have generously coached the SafeTeensOnline Ambassadors to their final presentation, and continue to provide sage wisdom on execution and prioritization.
SafeTeensOnline is an international education platform that is currently in 4 countries, established in 2017. It reaches 20,000 students worldwide, with aims to reach millions more and advance teen digital safety and citizenship. The non-profit is also aiming to systemize a digital bill of rights for children and teens and engage parents in the curriculum.
Ashoka is a non-profit founded in 1980 that partners with organizations such as T-mobile to bring the concepts of social entrepreneurship to youth, to mold young minds into a changemaker mindset. Ashoka also sponsors a fellowship to organize for changemaking, with over 4000 Ashoka Fellows from 95+ countries.