Malika: Co-leading sanitation initiatives from North Carolina, US to West Bengal, India
When visiting the villages her parents grew up in, Malika was struck by the spread of disease and poor sanitation in the community.
This rural Maharashtra school set up a canteen to serve healthy snacks to prevent children from eating junk food
Run by students from Classes VIII, IX and X, the canteen serves healthy eats made by the kids too
Chethan Gowda: Decreasing Blood Shortages in a Populous Country
Struck by the absurdity of dying from a blood shortage in a country of 1.2B people, Chethan, then 16, began connecting people around one of life's essential liquids.
Eating the Elephant
Ashoka Fellow Andrés Martínez Fernández’s organization, Enlace Hispano Americano de Salud (EHAS), is group of brilliant engineers committed to using technology to improve health outcomes for people in very remote parts of Latin America. I have spent the better part of my first month tying to...
Fostering New Emergency Care Capacity in Mexico
It’s been a month since I get to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is a very beautiful colonial town surrounded by mountains and where the arid weather turns the landscape into a painting. Here the people are very friendly and nice and everybody has a reason to be happy and to...
Catalyzing Change in the Slums of Bombay
This blog post was contributed by Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. I can finally confirm that the Ad-line is true—India is incredible, and Mumbai, fondly called Bombay by its...
Women Social Innovators are Changing the Game in Asia
Young changemakers are often brave enough to take unconventional routes in making meaningful changes in our society. Here are stories of four female entrepreneurs who visited the Philippines this July for the ChangemakerXChange summit, a global platform co-created by Ashoka and the Robert Bosch...