The Programme

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As an international organisation specialised in supporting leading Changemakers, Ashoka aims to be the catalyzer and rally point of pioneer and innovative educational initiatives.

Our wish is that every young person has the capacity and the drive to make change for the better, be it within their family, in their community, their country or across the whole world.
We envision a world in which everyone – from the most marginalised to the most privileged – enjoys learning experiences throughout their lives that develop their full potential as active contributors to our col­lective wellbeing.

For that to happen, it is essential to allow children and young people to develop key qualities such as empathy, creativity, leadership and teamwork.

The Education Innovation Programme selects and supports projects that contribute to the development of these soft skills.

This Program Enables:

  • the identification of changemakers in the education sector
  • spreading a replicable framework to a large number of schools and teachers that will enable them to make sys­temic change from the bottom up
  • scale those replicable educational solutions throughout the country
  • the promotion of an educational system and a community that fosters social innovation

The selected projects benefit from a year-long of tailor-made support as an accelerator for their innovation.

Financial Support

3000 euros to help them improve their communication, buy the necessary equipment, organise events to make their initiatives known, etc.


A follow-up by Ashoka’s team, partners and pro bono experts, aiming to broaden their horizons, to structure the project, to find other means of financing, etc.


Access to a vast network of key players in Belgium and abroad as a means to increase the project’s impact and possibilities of replicability.

The Projects

Central in project’s mission is the sharing of best practices. Discover and learn about the first projects through videos and toolkits that will inspire your future initiatives!


Helping teenagers understand how their brain works to become more independent and fully aware of their own potential
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Reconciling students from differentiated education with school by giving them autonomy and by reactivating their desire to learn.
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Chef d'Oeuvre

Ashoka Education's Chef d'Oeuvre is an interdisciplinary project to encourage self-transcendence, broaden horizons, and nurture students' deep motivations.
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Road of Change

Ashoka Education's Road of Change is an experiential learning journey for young people and teachers on the theme of asylum and migration in Europe.
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Boost seeks to reduce school drop-outs by supporting them through various ways, such as encouraging well being, providing career guidance, and promoting self-awareness.
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Innovation Lab

Ashoka Education's Innovation Lab is a classroom that allows children to explore their interests, delve into the world of experiments, and become an actor of change.
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School Without Thresholds

This project seeks to reduce the gulf between kindergarten and primary school by allowing the two groups of students to interact in dedicated space.
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AlterEducS helps schools integrate non-formal and meaningful learning activities for children helping them become more aware, empathic and knowledgeable about community living
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Repair Café

The project aims to mobilise the students to repair dysfunctional devices belonging to the inhabitants of the community around the school.
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Speedsharing Toolkit EN

Face-to-face interactions between high school students and professionals from different sectors. By sharing their passion they inspire students in their choices.
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Reinvent the evaluation methods in primary school to give the children the desire to learn without pressure of the result and to develop their soft skills.
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CheMystery Show

Helping students take ownership of, and gain recognition for their skills by organizing a Chemistry Show.
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Robotic Academy

Make sense of math learning while developing children's cross-circular skills through robotics.
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Portfolio & Modules

Helping students to make better career choices through a positive image of their talents and achievements & by allowing them to explore a wide variety of cross-curricular modules
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Empowering Philosophy

Philosophy conversations by students for children as a mean to develop empathy, critical thinking and active citizenship.
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Virtual Academy

Reconnect the teacher to their pedagogical mission by systematizing the preparation and correction of exercises.
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Initiate an intercultural dialogue among students at school by teaching them critical thinking skills encouraging them to engage other viewpoints
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