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Philanthropy Needs a New Playbook to Fund Systems Change

The conversation about “systems change” has exploded over the last couple of years. At its core it involves tackling the root causes of a social problem (say, homelessness,) by changing policies, power dynamics, the flow of money, talent, and other resources — and sometimes even transforming customs...
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A New Yardstick for Leaders in the 21st Century

Governments, businesses, schools, and parents all over the world need to adopt a new metric for success: the degree to which they enable others to become changemakers. To get started, we merely need to ask ourselves a simple question: "What percentage of people in my network, organization, or family...
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Ashoka Fellow Ramya Venkataraman Honored as One of the "Women Transforming India"

Ashoka Fellow Ramya Venkataraman has been selected as one of the 100 "Women Transforming India" by NITI Aayog, a council of India’s top government leaders, and the United Nations. The theme of this year's Women Transforming India Awards is "women and entrepreneurship." The award recognizes women...
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Changemaker Day in Kohima

Ashoka, Entrepreneur Associates & the Nagaland Board of School Education celebrated the teen-led social innovations in Nagaland, India
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The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World

There is a pretty good chance you are directly or indirectly connected to the power of disability. The majority of people are. For starters, one-seventh of the people on the planet have a disability, which makes people with disabilities the largest minority group in the world. When you factor in...
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Robotic Academy

Donner du sens à l'apprentissage des mathématiques tout en développant les compétences transversales des enfants grâce à la robotique.
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Launching the Young Changemakers Movement

Ashoka Arab World teamed up with the British Council and Red Ochre to catalyze the Young Changemakers movement in the Arab world.
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The Childhood Survival Revolution: How James P. Grant Convinced The World To Save Its Children

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of James P. “Jim“ Grant, one of the greatest visionaries and social entrepreneurs of the 20th century. He is the father of the Child Survival Revolution and legendary executive director of Unicef. Still way too unknown for the magnitude of his...
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Youth Engagement to Change the World

The social entrepreneurs of Bangladesh have been working towards solving different kinds of problems by working directly with the communities through the Ashoka Fellowship program. Moreover, currently, Ashoka has 90 fellows in Bangladesh and with an insight that many of these fellows started to be...
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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and the Everyone a Changemaker Movement

Under Sir Fazle’s guidance, Ashoka started working on the “Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Ashoka Young Changemakers” program early last year. Ashoka is proud to be partnering with BRAC, the world’s largest civil society organization, to launch the first selection of Ashoka Young Changemakers in Bangladesh as...
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Launching the Everyone A Changemaker movement in Bangladesh

It is in solemnity, admiration, and hope that Ashoka announces the launch of the Everyone A Changemaker movement, and the first cohort of Ashoka Young Changemakers, in Bangladesh in the name of the late great Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG. Sir Abed nominated the first Ashoka Fellow, he served on...
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Embracing Complexity. Towards a Shared Understanding of Funding Systems Change

As we stand on the threshold of an epochal decade, we are confronted with an urgent need to find, fund, and support transformative solutions at a far greater pace than ever. For 40 years, Ashoka has found that the world's leading social entrepreneurs, who are recognized as Ashoka Fellows, are at the...
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CheMystery Show

Aider les étudiants à s’approprier leurs compétences et à les mettre en valeur en organisant un spectacle de chimie.
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Tilékol

Repenser les modes d’évaluation en primaire pour redonner aux élèves l’envie d’apprendre sans pression du résultat et développer leurs savoirs-être.
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Sir Fazle Abed: The World Mourns the Passing of a Great Social Entrepreneur

The global Ashoka community mourns the loss of Sir Fazle Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, the world’s largest civil society organization and a founder member of Ashoka's Global Academy and World Council. Abed is probably the greatest social entrepreneur of the last 50 years. And he is one of...
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Once Upon a Time, There was an Ashoka Fellow…

New Fellow Rana Dajani is the founder of We Love Reading, an initiative aimed at empowering young people as empathetic leaders by encouraging a love of reading and sparking the development of locally run libraries around the world. Read more in this Q&A with Rana herself!
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Christian: Honoring the heroes of the hallways in Colorado

When Christian noticed that students were leaving messes in his school hallways, he saw an opportunity to promote interconnectedness between students, staff, and custodians.
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Katie: Building a national community of young people creating change

Amidst a rise in youth organizing, Katie equips youth-led advocacy organizations with the connections, resources, and encouragement they need to grow.
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Taylor Fang: Making AI Accessible

Taylor Fang’s Allgirlithm democratizes access to resources and opportunities for girls to learn about computer science and artificial intelligence.
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Leading Social Entrepreneurs 2019

This latest edition of Leading Social Entrepreneurs features a sample of recently elected Ashoka Fellows, who have become part of the largest global network of social entrepreneurs. In the following pages, you will read about new innovations by people who are building an “Everyone a Changemaker”...
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Accelerating Positive Change in Africa Through Social & Business Co-Creation

In a rapidly changing Africa, social and environmental challenges are complex. Leading social entrepreneurs, like the 400+ Ashoka Fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa, are on the front lines of solving those complex problems by diagnosing and then inventing new ways to combat the failing systems that are...
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Bill Drayton: “Half the Population is Out of the Game”

El País Semanal November 10, 2019 A fighter for civil rights who was raised to value empathy and was fascinated by Gandhi's India, Bill Drayton believes that Ashoka’s entrepreneurial model, to which he has dedicated himself for years, can change the world. Drayton created Ashoka 40 years ago and it...
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15 Years of Change in the Arab World

Ashoka Arab World celebrates 15 years of changemaking and the growth of a thriving social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the MENA region.
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