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    On Mandela Day, #AshokaFellow Basil Kransdorff and friends fed the hungry—the nutritional way

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    At Benmore Gardens Johannesburg we celebrated International Mandela Day. Many joined us to feed the hungry, the nutritional way.

    This marked the start of our International e’Pap Challenge campaign to feed 1,000,000 e’Pap meal portions making everyday a Mandela day. Already Headline Leisure has kicked off the campaign with 100,000 meal portions and people in the USA and Switzerland have made commitments to join in with another 50,000 meal portions.

    How Running Can Change The World: Q&A With Ashoka Fellow Molly Barker

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    Molly Barker is a yogi, a four-time Ironman triathlete (!), an author, and a recovering alcoholic.

    From Brazil To Ireland, Boehringer Ingelheim Executive Sees Strength In Community Network

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    Thalita Guimarães, Senior Product Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim Brazil, was selected to participate in Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program and spent 6 months working with MyMind in Ireland. Founded by Ashoka Fellow Krystian Fikert in 2006, MyMind strives to bring affordable and empathetic, community-based mental health care to those who need mental health support. Through its network of paid and pro bono therapists and mental health professionals, MyMind expects to serve more than 2,000 clients in 2013.

    A Business Perspective on Scaling Impact at Healing Fields Foundation

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    For Healing Fields Foundation (HFF), hosting an Executive in Residence was a new experience that opened our minds to an international business envi

    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    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

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    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?