The Children's Wellbeing Initiative
“What do children need? They need to know, ‘I am lovable, I am safe, I can trust other people to meet my needs.” – Amelia Franck Meyer, Ashoka Fellow, founder of Anu Family Services Children’s wellbeing sits at the intersection of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through our research on...
Peyton: Creating a two-way stream of inclusion and cultural understanding
When new immigrant and refugee students started coming to her school, Peyton Klein saw the possibility for mutual learning and support.
From Political Apathy to Engagement with German Fellow Gregor Hackmack
Have you ever felt your politicians don’t actually answer to you? That their rhetoric doesn’t match their behavior and no one holds them accountable? That the sound bites on TV and the form letters don’t get to the substance of the issues? In 2004, Ashoka Fellow Gregor Hackmack recognized that...
Leading Young: A New Framework for Navigating a World of Change
If your teenager doesn’t know how to add two numbers together, you would know there is a problem. Math, like reading, is generally understood to be an essential skill for functioning in the world. But what if your teenager doesn’t know how to read others’ emotions and act on that interpretation...
TEDx Makes Learning Fun
How to describe TEDx? Inspiring. Educational. Fun. According to the New York Times, also “sexy”. A good example encompassing all these adjectives? Ashoka and Ashoka U TEDx events! In late September, the New York Times wrote an article about the power of TEDx, and we are thrilled that Ashoka U’s past...
Ximena Abogabir: "If you are deeply convinced that your child is a changemaker, he or she will become one"
As part two of this two-part LeadYoung series, Ashoka asks Ashoka Fellow Ximena Abogabir, mother to Ashoka Fellow Gonzalo Muñoz, about her childhood, her role as a mother and her philosophy for parenting Gonzalo and her two other changemaker children.
Peter Eigen: fearless since 13, he's changed the world’s mindset about corruption
Corruption long was a taboo subject. Bribes in some countries were tax-deductible. That mindset changed when Peter, having seen the untold damage it was doing, especially in his earlier work in development, founded and built up Transparency International. Transparency built chapters in almost every...
Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Wins Canada's Innovation Award
Gordon envisioned empathy as a peace pill that could go beyond the classroom to the boardroom and the war room
“What can I do for my village?” Riski strives for community prosperity in Malang, Indonesia
Thanks to the support and inspiration from his family, Riski is leading initiatives that address both environmental and economic challenges to improve his village.