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How can I make a difference? How can I make a change? When I overcome doubt in myself. When I push through the darkness or despondency in my heart. When I reach out beyond myself and connect with another person. This is how the spark of hope ignites. It is here where an ever-youthful spirit can be found, where new possibilities open up and transformation starts.

Stories of Hope & Action

We each have a story—one that begins from now. The stories of others are an inspiration for that journey, an invitation for us to expand the realm of the possible.

View more stories here.

Being the Change

Wherever we are in the world, we are linked by the bonds of our shared humanity. Treasure the connection. Be the change.

A young speech therapist in São Paulo, Brazil, helps rappers such as Rashid find their voices with her unique blend of medical care and art.

A computer engineer in Cebu, Philippines, never gave up hope in spite of poverty and found a way to give hope to others.

A young dancer in Mumbai, India, shares her passion to help children develop confidence in their own potential.

Watch more Treasure the Connection videos here.

“Too big” is just about the right size for young people’s dreams.
What we can achieve in a lifetime is always but a fraction of what we would set out to achieve.

—Josei Toda, second Soka Gakkai President

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Includes playlists on Buddhist practice for beginners, members' stories from around the world and Soka Gakkai activities for peace