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.
From Feeling to Doing: Overcoming the Bystander Effect
Over the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of commentary, outrage, and too-little-too-late actions over the sexual abuse scandals at Penn State, and the charges issued against former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. What each successive firing has proved is that the physical acts themselves are...
Empathy is a Winning Strategy
Think of the word “athlete,” and stereotypical “jock” images will likely come to mind: the guy (almost always a guy) with the pumped up muscles and fierce demeanor, whose aggression doesn’t go away when he leaves the court or field. But these associations overlook a little known fact: the best...
Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy Present Winners of the ‘Technology for a Better World’ Campaign
Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc. are proud to present the five winners of the Technology for a Better World Campaign. The winners were recognized for their innovative contributions to public and community service at the...
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...