• Everyone needs to be a changemaker.

  • We support leading social entrepreneurs.

  • DIWA (Deepening Impact of Women Activators)

  • Every young Filipino a changemaker

Ashoka in the Philippines

Ashoka’s country and regional offices around the world co-create and co-lead Ashoka’s programming. This enables our global changemaker community to capture and act upon emerging insights, knowledge, and talents of innovators from a wide range of cultural and regional contexts. See a full list of country offices


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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Together, we need to try approaches that are novel and innovative, that hold the promise of systemic answers to our systemic problems.

Rico Gonzalez
Chairperson, Ashoka Philippines

It’s heartening as we continue to find and support more Ashoka Fellows. It validates my faith in our people, that we are innovators, problem-solvers, and changemakers.
There is hope.

Dr. Tony La Viña
Board Member, Ashoka Philippines

The Ashoka Fellowship is a sanctuary for me. Coming together with my co-Ashoka Fellows gives me a boost to move forward and not give up.

Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo
Ashoka Fellow & Executive Director of Kythe Foundation, Inc.