Why the decline of the church matters to everyone?

“In a world where polarization and fear often dominate conversations and relationships, Smietana says, people need what the church has. Sometimes that means skills such as asking forgiveness, admitting that you need help and understanding that you can dislike someone yet still see them as a person...
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Interfaith America is building bridges of cooperation

“We need to learn how to build a social order that welcomes people from a range of identities and builds bridges of cooperation between and among us. I think that is done through a positive narrative that animates people to build concrete institutions to an inspiring ideal.” “A diverse democracy...
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Roots of Empathy inducted into education innovation ‘Hall of Fame’

On October 26th, the global organization HundrED that discovers, researches and shares inspiring innovations for kindergarten to grade 12 education, inducted Roots of Empathy, founded by Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, into their Hall of Fame.
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Eight participants of the Dela Accelerator receive experimentation funding to advance their systems change journey

In the current edition, eight of the eleven accelerator participants have kick-started the experimentation phase to focus on an element of their revised systems change strategy and test some of the key milestones to achieve it.

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Designing health solutions and reducing the environmental impact of maritime operations

Jakob Otilius Flovikholm, 21 years old young changemaker from Norway, has been awarded the General Motors grant for youth between 13-21 working with climate equity initiatives.

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The Story of Bhungroo: How a gender centric approach is tackling water shortage in rural India

Biplab Ketan Paul, Co-Founder of Naireeta Services, meticulously explains the power of social capital and tactful innovations
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Unplastifying the planet

We’re focused on finding and disseminating the most updated information about plastic pollution and related issues. We want to dig deeper into how excessive plastic use harms our health and the environment and how regulations can impact the amount of waste and pollution we generate.

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Advancing Digital Literacy for Girls in Rural Communities – Splendour's Changemaker Journey

Splendour Kalu is a young changemaker dedicated to empowering students in rural areas of Nigeria, especially young girls, with digital skills. Through his initiative, Communities Will Connect, Splendour is bridging the digital literacy gap by providing underserved children the opportunity to learn...
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Creating a signing world

How we can end language deprivation for Deaf children

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Correct and Dignified Healthcare for the Trans* Community

Through her advocacy efforts, Dr Aqsa Shaikh is changing the healthcare education and practitioners’ guidelines in India to be inclusive for trans and queer folks. Aqsa is a Trans woman and a doctor who serves as an Associate Professor at the Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in...
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Sparking ideas through Waves

More than 200 people from across the world gathered, online or physically, to attend the Waves summit. The first of its kind hybrid summit for changemakers, innovators and impact entrepreneurs in Finland, sparked ideas for building a sustainable future.

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Ashoka Fellow Jonas Staub awarded Swisscom Entrepreneurship Award 2022

Jonas Staub, founder and CEO of Blindspot - Inclusion and Diversity Switzerland and Ashoka fellow since 2018, was awarded the Swisscom Entrepreneurship Award 2022 at this year's Swiss Diversity Awards for his inclusive entrepreneurship and business model. He is thus the first person to win at...
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Bridging the Gap Between Talent and Opportunity – Godwin’s Changemaker Journey

Godwin Kevin is a young changemaker working to ensure access to opportunities for young people. As a passionate advocate for youth leadership and empowerment, he is committed to connecting young people to resources, training and engagements that help them become changemakers. He believes that with...
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Why Rafael Rincón believes we can “change the world by eating”

The new Ashoka Fellow reflects on why collaboration matters as world hunger rises - Rafael’s organization is decentralizing food banks and tackling food waste by working across sectors and alongside communities that feel the impact of food issues the most. In less than two years, Gastronomía Social...

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Creating New Pathways in Retail to Support People with Disabilities in India

This article features Ashoka Fellow B.S. Nagesh, founder of TRRAIN and participant in the third edition of the Dela programme, a global systems change accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Bridging the Digital Divide in Nigeria – David's Changemaker Journey

David Onilude is a young changemaker empowering and improving the livelihoods of children in underserved communities in Nigeria through technology. His work is ensuring that young people in rural communities have the digital skills, resources, and support to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world...
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A New ‘Normal’ through more inclusive spaces

Today, we are excited to introduce Jenny Lindström-Beijar, new Ashoka Fellow selected to take part in Dela: a co-created global program developed by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Driving STEM and Social Innovation in Nigeria’s Education System – Jonathan's Changemaker Journey

Jonathan Godwin is a technology savvy young changemaker who is helping ensure that young people with few financial or educational resources are building the skills most needed for today's rapidly changing world. He is unleashing their power as changemakers through alternative models that champion...
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Combatting Period Poverty whilst Advancing Sustainability - Ayomide's Changemaker Journey

Ayomide Akran is a 13-year-old changemaker dedicated to sustainable environment and gender equality in Nigeria. She is committed to combatting ‘period poverty’ and improving the recycling system in Nigeria by providing sustainable reusable pads for young girls. Ayomide believes that with the right...
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Retelling Indian history in an inclusive and engaging way

“Does the absence of narratives on sexuality equal to an absence of sexuality in history? It does not. It’s an absence of research and exclusion of sexuality from the dominant narrative.” says Eric Chopra, an aspiring historian, and Founder of Itihāsology. Through social media, the team promotes...
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