Stories From The UK & Ireland

Knowledge Powers Change

Ashoka and The INKEY List are kicking off a digital campaign to introduce changemaking to young people around the world

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Ashoka and HSBC Launch The Green Skills Innovation Challenge

Ashoka and HSBC are collaborating on the first-of-its-kind Green Skills Innovation Challenge. This global innovation competition is open to social entrepreneurs in selected markets with ventures that equip individuals and communities with the skills needed to thrive in the transition to a green...
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Ashoka and UK city leaders discuss recipes for education renewal at recent FED Summit

City leaders from across England discussed place-based strategies for education renewal at the Foundation for Education Development (FED) national summit held last month. The focus of Day 2 - How Can Long Term Place Based Strategies Strengthen Our Communities? – was planned in partnership between...
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Young leaders offer wisdom for the road ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving a deep socio-economic impact on young people. Nevertheless, young people are among the most active responders: not only as frontline health workers, but as researchers, activists, communicators and innovators lifting up their communities. Despite their contributions...
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Launching the UK’s First Changemaker Region in Manchester

Ashoka UK and Co-Leaders from Greater Manchester launch ground-breaking collaboration for change.

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How a student used her power in local politics

For anyone who feels like their voice doesn’t matter in the public square, Liv Clark has a story to share. The 18-year-old’s choice to speak up in her hometown of Manchester, England resulted in thousands of young people across the city now enjoying free public bus rides. It was during the 2017...
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The Case For Changemaker Education

Building an Everyone a Changemaker world means we both embrace our changemaking potential and enable those in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities to do the same. This level of engagement is essential to ensure that shared challenges in a rapidly changing world — some of them existential...
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What is Changemaker Education?

As a group of UK Ashoka Changemaker Schools we spent this Summer reflecting on emerging practice that is meeting this need; and also on who we need to ‘be’ and ‘become’ as Changemaker Educators in order to lead this practice in our own schools and beyond.  This is a deliberately diverse network that...

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Changemaker Education - A conversation with Lord Jim Knight

Ashoka UK & Ireland is partnering with the Edge Foundation to embed changemaking behaviours across the education system so that the young people of today are more equipped than ever to thrive in an ever-changing world. Lord Jim Knight, former UK Minister of State for Schools and Chief Education...
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The Crisis That Sparks an Evolution

How COVID-19 can prompt corporations to re-think their role in society

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Empowering Changemakers During the Pandemic

A New Narrative for Challenging Times Countries across Europe have started to turn the corner on COVID-19. But the pandemic’s effects will be felt long after lockdowns have ended. Our understanding of ‘normal’ has been shaken. Many of us feel exposed and vulnerable — economically, socially...
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