Leading social entrepreneurs moving barriers and contributing to 'Everyone A Changemaker' world.
Founded in 2001, Ashoka East Africa is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. With 87 Fellows, we are also one of the smallest Fellowships. But we are growing rapidly. Ashoka East Africa strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial, and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region's citizens to think and act as Changemakers since 2000. For the past years, we have grown considerably both in terms of numbers of leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) elected and supported and in our greater efforts to build a more conducive environment for change.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
We have contributed to a collaborative ecosystem to search leading social entrepreneurs in the region and nominated them as Ashoka Fellows thus supporting the growth and development of the sector together with partners from other sectors since 2001. We have directly invested resources in fellowship engagements with these Fellows.
BUILDING A DIVERSE ECOSYSTEM
87 Fellows, 15 Changemaker Schools, 50 Youth-Serving Organizations supporting young people to grow self-identifying as changemakers, 4000 young changemakers and 20 youth champions
BUILDING A TEAM OF TEAMS
The team of teams in East Africa includes; Staff, Fellows, Change Leaders from schools and youth-serving organizations, young changemakers, interns, volunteers, youth champions, partners among other allies and friends.
IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL PROGRAMS
Among the programs we have implemented in East Africa include; Globalizer, Youth Venture, Changemaker Schools, Changemaker Bootcamps (AmEx Leadership and Mastercard Foundation’s Future Forward), Making More Health Acceleratro Program and ChangemakerExchange.
DIVERSIFYING OUR FELLOWSHIP NETWORK OF CHANGEMAKERS
Ashoka Fellows cut across different all sectors and come from all the four East Africa countries and about 70 others from across the globe with their work here in East Africa.