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Healthpoint Services Global, Inc., a social enterprise supported by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, has won the prestigious Sankalp Award for Innovative Social Enterprises - Emerging Ventures in the Health/Water/Sanitation sector for 2011. This award acknowledges HealthPoint as the most innovative and promising health-oriented social enterprise in India this year.
Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc.
The Ashoka community is mourning the loss of Ashoka Nigeria Fellow Isaac Durojaiye, an icon of the Ashoka Fellowship who was e
African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.
Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems
Irrigation pumps, latrines, home improvement packages or bicycles could be added to this list. The cumulated impact of these investments would literally transform the lives of these families. So, why aren’t these families seizing these attractive investment opportunities?
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.
After the rise of the technological revolution, social entrepreneurs are now heralding a new revolution.