Fellowship

 

This collection gathers all the stories around the fellowship programme of Ashoka. The Fellowship Programme is designed for social entrepreneurs who have passed Ashoka’s Venture process and who are elected as Ashoka Fellows. The period  after election is often focused on providing structured engagement opportunities directly to the social entrepreneur. The type of support that the Fellows receive varies. Some Fellows  receive a living stipend that enables them to work full-time with their idea, some get pro-bono support from our partners with legal, strategy, finance and communication.

According to the latest global impact report where Ashoka surveyed Fellows around the world, most of them highlighted Ashoka's support network as the most valuable part of the Fellowship. The Swiss Changemakers programme illustrates this important step in the journey of the social entrepreneur we support to achieve social and system-change.

Find out more information about our venture and fellowship programme here.

 

 

 

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Stories


Fellow Nicola Forster

Meet Nicola Forster, the new Ashoka fellow in...

Ashoka Switzerland has elected Nicola Forster, founder and president of foraus as a new Fellow. After a long and rigorous selection process, Ashoka saw in Nicola all the qualities of an entrepreneur and innovator.

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Education - quality demand

Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

In Switzerland, Ashoka nominates one or two social entrepreneurs every year to be part of our fellowship programme. Ashoka fellows are visionaries who develop innovative solutions that fundamentally change how society operates.

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Journalism Day

Ashoka Swiss Fellows & Changemakers in ...

Three of Ashoka Switzerland's social entrepreneurs (2 Fellows and 1 Changemakers) were featured on the #ImpactJournalism website on June 2015. 

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JP Morgan - Ashoka Mentors

Experiencing social entrepreneurship in...

How do J.P. Morgan collaborators experience Social Entrepreneurship through the mentoring of Ashoka's Social Entrepreneurs?

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Ashoka Youth Champions

The 7 key questions you should ask yourself as...

You have decided to commit yourself to putting your talent and energy into a social entrepreneurial project; you are heading up your project, your activity is working but you are asking yourself: How can I develop without losing sight of my social mission?

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Discover our localized fellows

In addition to Fellows elected in the country, Ashoka in Switzerland is also supporting international Fellows iwth a local presence in Switzerland whether it be replicating their venture, having an office or setting up a foundation. 

 

Mary Gordon fellow CH

 

 

MARY GORDON, ROOTS OF EMPATHY, elected in Canada in 2002

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Business

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AND VALUE CREATION PROGRAMME...

Today, an increasing amount of companies are thinking of changing their business model to reach low-income markets while proactively tackling important social and environmental issues. These changes imply a new strategy and radical shift in company culture that can only be achieved through the acquisition of precise skills and tools.

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The Best Weapon Against Landmines Is a Rat

 

African giant pouched rats are better mine-sniffers than dogs and faster at TB diagnosis than human doctors.

Find out more about Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens commitment and project here!

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JP Morgan final event 1

JP Morgan Mentoring Program: “Experiencing...

It is no secret that Ashoka believes in the transformative power of an innovative idea in the hands of an entrepreneur. Changing systems for the better requires collaboration between different stakeholders to establish new ways of interacting and learning from one another. "Experiencing Social Entrepreneurship", is a partnership for change that matches J. P. Morgan mentors with Ashoka Social Entrepreneurs.

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Ashoka and C&A Foundation support 5 Leading...

 Ashoka and C&A Foundation have identified the first cohort of five social entrepreneurs for the Fabric of Change Fellowship to nurture solutions to fashion industry challenges.  Launched in 2015, the joint initiative Fabric of Change supports innovators at various stages of their development, unlocking the unique power and potential of social entrepreneurs and their solutions to advance a shared vision: transforming the apparel industry as a force for good.

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Ashoka Fellow Saif Rashid Weaves Together...

Saif Rashid believes that, given the right market opportunities, millions of Bangladeshis can lift themselves up financially. With an innovative new model called APON, he is empowering the workers of Bangladesh’s ready-made garment manufacturing industry to increase their disposable income and build better, healthier lives.

 
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Sri Lanka’s Garment Workers ‘Stand Up’ for Rights

By M-R Abraham

Shirone Kaushalya works in a factory producing leather jackets. But she rarely sees the finished product.

The 30-year-old woman uses a hammer to pound on the ridges and bumps of raw leather until it is smooth enough for stitching. Then she hands the flattened material to the next station in production and grabs another piece of leather – up to 180 during her shift. To meet her quota by day’s end, Shirone finds it difficult – like many of her co-workers - even to take a bathroom break.  

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JRR

Why we need quality investigations

Watch the video of our Fellow Andras Vamos-Goldman. He explains why ensuring credible accountability for mass atrocities depends on quality investigations.

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