National and International Girl Movers and Change Makers tell their stories of transformation in an event punctuated by diversity and strong emotions.

Different Stories Coming Together as One could have been a kind of closing ceremony for Class 4 from Life Internships, but it ended up by being much more than that. Much, much more!

The event took place at Cardeal Medeiros Auditorium from Portuguese Catholic University and gathered Girl Movers and national and international change makers to tell their stories and visions for a better world.
From Education and Environment, to Feminine Empowerment, Art and Inclusion, this event helped to build improbable bridges between different profiles and areas, and gave a voice to those stories of change and transformation that are already happening in Portugal and all over the world, to inspire and mobilize society.

It’s becoming urgent to unite ourselves around the “big picture” and this event was an invitation to that!


Alone, in improbable twos or threes, Girl Movers Ilka Saide, Sofia Nunes, Bibi Gololombe, Tania Beque, Roda Estevão, Cláudia Machaieie, Patricia Tauzene and Monica shared the stage with well known personalities, like the journalist and chronicle writer João Miguel Tavares, the boxer Jorge Pina, sea biologist and founder of OceanLive Raquel Gaspar, the south-african social entrepreneur Thato Kgatlhanye and founder of Rethaka Foundation and Marcelo de Andrade, olympic canoeing athlete, explorer and co-founder of Pro Natura Brasil.


The event was hosted by journalist and Storyteller Cristiana Pereira and punctuated not only by the aready mentioned speakers “talks”, but also by more relaxed moments, like the performance by the Conservatório D’Artes de Loures or even a musical moment starred by the 34 Girl Movers.

Like 34 ao Cubo, this event also connected people with different levels of experience and cultures to share its cause. People that thrive on similar challenges, in spite of their contextual differences. The difference between this event and 34 ao Cubo is that the latter was meant to share stories and inspire people and the former was focused on co-creation and the work around Sustainable Development Goals.

If you weren’t there, read this article.
We know it’s not the same thing, but it’s better than nothing.
But one thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss the next one.

But one thing we know for sure: you will not want to miss the next one. After the success of the first edition, there’s the promise of a new edition of Different Stories Coming Together as One for 2020, with new speakers and the 40 Girl Movers from class 5.

Saiba Mais…

Changemaker more than ever!

“I admit that sometimes I even think that this social distancing has brought us closer to the empathy and responsibility of becoming a united movement of strength, energy and inspiration for the families and communities that live outside the Academy with their challenges, which have become much more global than local.”

Changemaker Lab

Our program CHANGE has INNOVATED once again and this time the innovation is called CHANGEMAKER LAB. A ‘LAB’ to create and test solutions to respond to global challenges that Mozambique faces.

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