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Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, August 25, 2015
What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans. To celebrate this excellence, these three new institutions have been selected to join the...
"The world is crying out for new ideas... Our kids ought to recognise how deep their capacities for education are.""The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really never been more important."How should we adapt to the modern world? International advisor on...
Anshu K. Gupta, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Goonj observed that two Indias exist side-by-side: the increasingly wealthy, urban India and the impoverished, neglected rural India. Anshu realized that the vast stocks of everyday necessities - from clothes to medicines - lying as idle surplus in the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, July 30, 2015
In conjunction with the 2015 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, the Ashoka Media Globalizer brought together several Ashoka Fellows from around the world. Throughout the forum, these Ashoka Fellows were able to connect, collaborate, and discuss their powerful solutions that...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Avery Pagán and Dan Schiff who are part of the Ashoka Support Network team. If you are curious to learn more about how business leaders can support social entrepreneurs read this article which first appeared on Forbes.com. The success of the Ashoka...
This article originally appeared on www.changemakers.com/futureforward on June 15Taddy Blecher, an Ashoka fellow, founded the Maharishi Institute to try and revive a lost generation. Every day in South Africa, 4 million youths wake up with nothing to do and it pushes them on to the streets and into...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, July 14, 2015
This article originally appeared on AshokaU on July 7 2015. It was written by Mariana Kim. Marina co-founded and leads Ashoka U, working with campuses to embed social innovation as an educational focus and core value of the university culture.There is a point in an entrepreneurial venture when...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, July 9, 2015
From one day to the next, our environments are changing and our global community is struggling to keep up with the high-rate of change. More than ever, today, the world needs changemakers and social entrepreneurs who are dedicated to tackling problems with the greater good of everyone always in...
Laxmi Parthasarathy is Global Media Manager, Framework Change team for Ashoka, based in Washington D.C.  Across the world today, citizens are active participants both as members of the audience, news makers and reporters. People are contributing to the story of change as technology lowers...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 25, 2015
Ashoka is honored to announce that Ashoka Fellow (elected in 2006), Felipe Vergara, will be joining our board of directors in the coming year. Felipe Vergara is a pioneering social entrepreneur. He has launched four organizations in the education and finance industries, won several...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 25, 2015
"Young people cannot know they are Changemakers unless they have done something that proves it to themselves.” said Bill Drayton in his conversation with the Carnegie foundation on June 10.The vision for an “Everyone a Changemaker” world is very clear:  The demand for industrial...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 18, 2015
Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators.  Previously, Henry served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.What do you do when the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 18, 2015
Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators.  Previously, Henry served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.It's game time.Alone in...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 18, 2015
Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators.  Previously, Henry served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.It’s time for a reality...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, June 16, 2015
Taddy Blecher, an Ashoka fellow, founded the Maharishi Institute to try and revive a lost generation. Every day in South Africa, 4 million youths wake up with nothing to do and it pushes them on to the streets and into crime. Taddy dreamed of a way to unlocking the genius within these young people...