About Ashoka Turkey
About Ashoka Turkey
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs and mobilises a global community to build an Everyone a Changemaker™ world. In Turkey, we're hugely proud to support Ashoka Fellows to scale their impact; enable society to embrace social innovation and changemaking; and create the conditions for all young people to be changemakers.
We find and cultivate social entrepreneurs in every corner of the world, whose system-changing innovations solve deep-rooted social problems. After a rigorous application process, we invite them into the Ashoka Fellowship - providing early stage financial support and a lifetime membership into an expansive network of peers and partners - enabling them to achieve their vision and have even greater impact. We then draw on the insights and patterns of these 3,600+ Ashoka Fellows to understand what the future needs and how to create new solutions for building a better world.
In Turkey, we are supporting 30 Fellows to further social innovation and scale their impact.
Our Strategic Priorities
Ashoka Turkey Fellowship Program
Social entrepreneurs are the main actors of systems change. They are the ones that find permanent and sustainable solutions to urgent societal and environmental problems. Today, there are more than 3600 Ashoka fellows around the world, of which 30 are Turkey Fellows, actively making change in their own respective fields.
Empathy & Changemaking Skills
In a world of rapid change, society is confronted by an increasing number of complex challenges and opportunities. Ensuring solutions will outpace problems requires effective collaboration and the ability to organize into fluid teams-of-teams, where every player must be a contributor and a leader.
Effective collaboration in this environment is only possible with empathy: the ability to understand and respond to the feelings of others. In a changemaker world, empathy is as fundamental as reading, writing and math. This creates a new social imperative to ensure that every child fully develops their own innate capacity for empathy.
Ashoka Young Changemakers
Together with our partners, we are on the forefront of a movement to redefine success in growing up and to inspire every young person to become a changemaker.
Business World Co-creation
Ashoka's global network enables us to collaborate quickly with key partners around the globe. We respond effectively to large-scale problems in society, breaking down barriers between business, society, and the public. And we introduce new modes of collaboration beyond the typical funder-fundee relationship.
Ashoka relies on individuals, foundations, and corporate contributions to develop our work in supporting social entrepreneurs around the world, and to further our vision of an Everyone A Changemaker World.