Garvita: Why Waste? Learning to See the Glass as Half Full
“The best ideas come from people like us, people of our age,” says Garvita, “We have fresh, growing and innovating minds."
Disha: Championing women’s financial liberation and security in India
Disha’s team equips women of all ages with the mindset and skillset to achieve financial independence, challenging the gendered nature of savings and investing.
Chandani: How stray dogs inspired an empathy movement
Chandani challenged the status quo in her community to transform the relationship between people and animals.
Wonders from Waste: Akash's Journey to Changemaking
Recognizing the opportunity to reuse waste, Akash launched Energinee Innovations to redirect pollution into upcycled products.
The Happiness Project: Apoorvi's Changemaker Journey
Inspired by her sister’s struggle with mental health, Apoorvi is on a mission to normalize student wellbeing in government schools across India.
Leading agricultural innovation in Odisha: Naisargik's Changemaker Journey
With his changemaking power, Naisargik is determined to counteract environmental pollution and curb the risk of cancer with agricultural innovation and community outreach.
Anugreh: Designing assistive technologies in New Delhi
By developing assistive technology for differently-abled populations, Anugreh is embarking on a lifelong journey as a changemaker.
Anshul Tewari Created India’s Largest Youth Media Platform at Age 17
Anshul Tewari was dismayed that cultural taboos are producing “a culture of silence that is pushing an entire generation away from changemaking.”
Jeroo Billimoria: a global movement that started with a simple gesture in her teens
A social entrepreneur known for building huge, global coalitions, Jeroo first started in Mumbai, working with street children.
A peer community helped Ajay find his power as a changemaker in his teens
Ajay and his peers harness the power of technology and their own creativity to revolutionize farming in India.
Hacking the Self, then Hacking the System
It is not everyday you hear about young children questioning the status quo, revolutionizing the automobile industry, or filing for patents at age 13. But they’re out there, and this is the story of one. Today, Param Jaggi is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and social activist. He is the founder of Hatch...
Azmayeen Uses Technology to Overcome Communication Barriers
Azmayeen has been using technology to give people information since the 5th Grade. Read the story of Azmayeen, an Ashoka Youth Venturer.
Sadat's App Helps Small Businesses Keep Track of Credit
Sadat is a serial entrepreneur. He uses film, technology and coffee to deliverer social change in his community. Read more.
Moni's fight to eliminate child marriage in her village
Through starting youth clubs in her community Moni Begum has stopped over 200 child marriages. Read more to find out about Ashoka's Youth Venture program and how to apply.
Two Bangalore teens link young people’s passion for arts with fundraising for social change.
Ashwini (16) and Priya (17) were passionate about singing and acting, but they, like other young people they knew, had few spaces to perform. Together they founded Jazba, a local, youth-run “India’s Got Talent” to give young people a space to perform where all proceeds go to a hand-picked local...
This 16-Year-Old Ashoka Youth Venturer Is Helping Solve Critical Needs Of Schools
Isana Nambiar has always been a great fan of female entrepreneurs, following the stories of many. Her favourite TED talk, “Programming your Mind for Success” by Carrie Green, has been big inspiration for her. With someone as passionate about entrepreneurship as she is, it is no surprise that at age...
Shawon Wants Programming to be Accessible to Everyone
Computer programming is a skill that changes our lives everyday. Shawon wants to make sure it is skill accessible to Bangla speakers. Read his story here.