Malika: Co-leading sanitation initiatives from North Carolina, US to West Bengal, India
When visiting the villages her parents grew up in, Malika was struck by the spread of disease and poor sanitation in the community.
This rural Maharashtra school set up a canteen to serve healthy snacks to prevent children from eating junk food
Run by students from Classes VIII, IX and X, the canteen serves healthy eats made by the kids too
Chethan Gowda: Decreasing Blood Shortages in a Populous Country
Struck by the absurdity of dying from a blood shortage in a country of 1.2B people, Chethan, then 16, began connecting people around one of life's essential liquids.
Simon Stumpf on early changemaking: "In the world today, we will all be called upon to lead at some point"
Simon Stumpf, Director of Ashoka’s Fellow selection program in the U.S., shares how he seized his own opportunity to lead as pre-teen when family circumstances demanded and how he didn’t stop there. As a parent today facing a world of great change and challenges, he shares his thoughts on what it...
The Future of Periods: Sakshi's Changemaker Journey
How one teenager is changing her world by protecting the health of women and the planet.
From Feeling to Doing: Overcoming the Bystander Effect
Over the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of commentary, outrage, and too-little-too-late actions over the sexual abuse scandals at Penn State, and the charges issued against former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. What each successive firing has proved is that the physical acts themselves are...
Empathy is a Winning Strategy
Think of the word “athlete,” and stereotypical “jock” images will likely come to mind: the guy (almost always a guy) with the pumped up muscles and fierce demeanor, whose aggression doesn’t go away when he leaves the court or field. But these associations overlook a little known fact: the best...
Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy Present Winners of the ‘Technology for a Better World’ Campaign
Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc. are proud to present the five winners of the Technology for a Better World Campaign. The winners were recognized for their innovative contributions to public and community service at the...
Bring on Banking on Youth!
Social change isn’t rocket science; it’s just a matter of gumption and drive. Policy-makers, think-tanks, and academics aren’t the only ones with the power and ideas to change the world. Changemaking can belong to all of us. And nowhere is this dynamic potential more evident than among the emerging...