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Dicover our new animated guide to changing the system! We're launching a 3-part learning journey, with user-friendly short films and jargon-free worksheets.
The COVID-19 pandemic and other global ongoing issues have made it challenging to work on creating a better future.
Nevertheless, the Ashoka Fellows have been taking action. Ashoka Fellows are a...
We are thrilled to announce that Ashoka, in partnership with Zalando, kick-started Changemakers United. This initiative will enable our worldwide network of social entrepreneurs to scale solutions for...
These articles challenge our academic and professional institutions to change not only the way they operate but the way they support young people and employees. People, despite their age or geographic...
Ashoka Fellows Change the World
Ashoka has elected 4,000+ Fellows across more than 90 countries over the last 40+ years. Together with 250+ change institutions and 300+ partners, we form a strong, diverse and vibrant ecosystem of change agents collaborating and co-leading to positively transform societies and cultures around the world.
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How society helps children grow up needs fundamental innovation at least as urgently as in how it produces computers. That is why Ashoka is so important. It finds, helps launch, and then links and leverages the most powerful social innovations and innovators.Carol BellamyFormer Executive Director, UNICEF
Bill Drayton emphasized to us [that] empathy is increasingly becoming our primary resource for dealing with the exponential rate of change the world is going through.Arianna HuffingtonFounder, The Huffington Post
We recognize a new era is about to start. In this new era, empathy and changemaking skills, which Ashoka exemplifies, would equip our young people to lead the country.Kan SuzukiProfessor at Tokyo University and Keio University
No matter a person’s abilities, if he or she helps others – to that degree he or she will be powerful, happy, and long-lived. That’s why Ashoka’s leadership in building a world where everyone is a changemaker, i.e., a giver, makes it so special and powerful.Timothy P. ShriverChairman, the Special Olympics
Forbes knows that the story is change. No one sees that more clearly than Ashoka. It has an extraordinary ability both to envision the big, new patterns and to engineer their emergence.Forbes