Ashoka Belgium was launched in 2007 when we began supporting social entrepreneurs in Belgium as Ashoka Fellows. Together with our partners, we have supported 10 social entrepreneurs and connected them into a dynamic peer network to help grow their ideas and impact.
We also work to ensure that every child masters empathy through our Changemaker Schools programme. Ashoka’s initiative is aimed at identifying and mobilising social entrepreneurs and pioneering schools having an innovative and ambitious vision for the future of education. They receive support from a select and qualified group of leading influencers to help bring about a profound evolution in the education systems. In Belgium, 9 schools were selected across the three communities – Flemish, Walloon and the capital Brussels.
In 2013, we launched the first Impact programme, a social impact booster aiming at boosting Belgian social enterpreneurship network. They contribute in the structuring and professionalisation of the social entrepreneurship sector in a dedicated area, especially through collaborations between social entrepreneurs and the actors engaged in the issue. Between 2013 and 2016, around 30 participants successfully took part in the programme.
At our side in these programs is our Ashoka Support Network, composed of 23 business entrepreneurs.
For more detailed information about Ashoka Belgium, have a look at our latest brochure.
In 2016, NGO Advisor has ranked Ashoka among the Top 10 NGOs in the world and is still growing as the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.
5 years after their election…
94% of the Ashoka Fellows are still growing their innovation
93% have influenced other organisations or seen their work replicated by others
56% have influenced public policies
66% of the Fellows have a leadership role in tipping the sector they have an impact in
72% consider that Ashoka played a signicant role in their development
For more detailed information about Ashoka and our impact in Belgium, have a look at our latest brochure.