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.

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Stories


Meet Nicola Forster, the new Ashoka fellow in Switzerland

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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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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Ashoka Swiss Fellows & Changemakers in #ImpactJournalism 2016

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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Experiencing social entrepreneurship in partnership with J.P. Morgan

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

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The 7 key questions you should ask yourself as a social entrepreneur!

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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About Ashoka Belgium

What we do

1. WE SUPPORT LEADING SOCIAL INNOVATORS

OUR SCOPE OF ACTION

Ashoka is a catalyst for social change. It is the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs with 3,300 Ashoka Fellows spanning over 88 countries. Amongst the Fellowship there are two Nobel Peace Prize winners.

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SenseTour Belgium 2017

Make Sense, founded by French #AshokaFellow Christian Vanizette is partnering with Ashoka Belgium and 1001Pact on the Belgian SenseTour to introduce to you all the changemakers across Belgium. They will be travelling across over 8 Belgian different locations to reunite local changemakers and create vibrant connections between motivated citizens and passionate social entrepreneurs. The Belgian SenseTour is a chance for anyone who is interested in social entrepreneurship to help out with innovative initiatives in their region.

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JP Morgan Mentoring Program: “Experiencing Social Entrepreneurship”

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 Social Innovators in Fabric of Change Partnership

 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 Benefits for Bangladesh Garment Workers

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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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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BEES AT THE SERVICE OF BRUSSELS' ENVIRONMENT

On Monday 27th of March, Beeodiversity, founded by our Belgian Fellow Kim Nguyen, presented the results of a study on the environment and of the Brussels region.

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