• We Live In a Changemaker World

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  • How Ashoka Fellows Accelerate an Everyone a Changemaker™...

  • The Case For Changemaker Education

  • How Highly Resourced Individuals Can Support Systems Change

Ashoka's Priorities and Theory of Change

Ashoka focuses on four strategic priorities to help people understand and adapt to a world of accelerating change, where everyone is called on to be a leader: 


Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world.

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Empathy & Young Changemaking

Ashoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they thrive in today’s rapidly changing world where everyone must be a changemaker. Changemaking starts with empathy.

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Organizing for Changemaking

Living and working in our changemaker world requires breaking through silos, tearing down walls, and organizing in fluid, open, teams of teams.

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Read our Ashoka UK & Ireland in a snapshot brochure!

When writing our brochure in summer 2020, we found ourselves in unprecedented times. The global Coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests as well other movements like the Friday for the Future marches that mobilised millions of young people this year are all an outcry and symptom of social and environmental injustice. This has been deeply rooted in society for too long.

Ashoka has spent 40 years supporting social entrepreneurs who have been using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship to fix broken social and environmental systems. Originally outliers, these leading innovators have emerged between the cracks of the traditional institutions of government, NGOs and businesses, and have become inspiring agents for change.

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How can the UK embrace a culture of changemaking?

These are a collection of stories and examples of how changemakers are shaping the new way forward in the UK & Ireland. Learn more about Ashoka's work in the UK and how you can get involved.

How a young Changemaker organised one of Manchester’s largest climate actions to date

In February 2019, teenager Charlotte Lastoweckyi joined her first protest against climate change. Just months later, she helped to organise one of Manchester’s largest climate actions to date – the September 20th Climate Strike in city centre. Three to four thousand young people and adults joined to...
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Ashoka and UK city leaders discuss recipes for education renewal at recent FED Summit

City leaders from across England discussed place-based strategies for education renewal at the Foundation for Education Development (FED) national summit held last month. The focus of Day 2 - How Can Long Term Place Based Strategies Strengthen Our Communities? – was planned in partnership between...
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The Case For Changemaker Education

Building an Everyone a Changemaker world means we both embrace our changemaking potential and enable those in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities to do the same. This level of engagement is essential to ensure that shared challenges in a rapidly changing world — some of them existential...
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