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    What Is A Changemaker?

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    A remarkable thing happened last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia: Bill Clinton chose to encapsulate Hillary’s public ser

    ASHOKA LAUNCHES “GREAT CHANGEMAKERS START IN THEIR YOUTH”

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    ASHOKA LAUNCHES “GREAT CHANGEMAKERS START IN THEIR YOUTH”

    Ashoka Fellow Sakena Yacoobi - Afghanistan

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    Born to a middle class family in Afghanistan, Sakena and her siblings were raised in an environment where they were expected to go to school. In her youth, Sakena was accepted to medical school but was unable to attend, as there was no dormitory for girls. Instead her father sent her to the U.S. for school to receive a degree in biological sciences and later a masters in public health. 

    Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

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    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.

    Dear Friends of Ashoka

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    Dear Friends of Ashoka,

    Ashoka needs your help, if at all possible before its fiscal year ends August 31 (to help with a match challenge). Ashoka could double the number of Fellows it elects in six months if it had the resources. And it needs your help if it is to help society see and seize the historic turning point now before us.

    Alejandro Marius

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    Alejandro Marius – founder of Trabajo y Persona – is transforming the concept of the workplace as a painful necessity into a place of enjoyment and fulfillment in Venezuela.

    Sebastian Salinas

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    Sebastian Salinas – founder of Balloon – is fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the remote and disadvantaged Chilean communities through the transfer of knowledge, methodologies and tools vehiculated by volunteers.

    Experiencing social entrepreneurship in partnership with J.P. Morgan

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    How do J.P. Morgan collaborators experience Social Entrepreneurship through the mentoring of Ashoka's Social Entrepreneurs?

    Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

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    Students going back to school rejoin an educational assembly line designed to get them to adopt vocations which are now phasing out. It’s estimated 65% of children entering primary school will someday have jobs that don’t yet exist.  We’ll need to prepare young people very differently to handle the coming changes.