What is Ashoka?


Ashoka is a network addressing the world’s most pressing problems. We identify and accelerate cutting edge social innovation: whether in social entrepreneurship, education or business. By bringing together these communities across sectors we are building a world in which everyone is equipped and empowered to be a changemaker.

Our work comprises of several elements:

  • A 'Fellowship' of 40 leading UK based social entrepreneurs
  • A community of education leaders based within and outside the 15 Ashoka Changemaker Schools we have selected
  • A group of business leaders who provide strategic and financial support to the innovators we work with
  • Corporate business partners who seek to increase and prioritise their social impact
  • And finally a team that works to connect and accelerate the work of these individuals.


This article was originally published on 8 February 2017

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