Last november the rector of one of our Ashoka Changemaker Schools has been awarded for her work at the Vathorst College. Jasmijn Kester was nominated by her own students and colleagues at the Vathorst College. Being recognized by her offspring and peers is something she sees as her biggest accomplishment.
We are proud to share that Young Africa, Dutch Fellow’s Dorien Beurskens organization, is been awarded as Promising Practices award from UNESCO-UNEVOC. The Promising Practices database showcases initiatives that are successful in confronting fundamental subjects i.e. Gender equality, Youth employment, ICT all regarding TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training).
From all of us with the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and Ashoka, we thank you for making Social iCon 2016: ChangeGeneration a smash-hit success. This sold-out conference was full of inspiration, fun, and new connections! In one day, we packed in:
Apply now to the next edition of ChangemakerXchange in Asia!
The ChangemakerXchange is a global collaborative community and series of retreats for young social innovators, co-created by Ashoka and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. ChangemakerXchange is back in Asia and is launching a series of 3 retreats - the first summit will be held on May 17-21 in Singapore and Malaysia. It will bring together 20 outstanding changemakers so don't miss your chance to apply!
Galvanized by both the rollback of recess in some places and the stronger science backing play, and bolstered by a relatively new focus in education on social-emotional learning, preventing bullying, and reducing childhood obesity, recess has made something of a comeback. As recess rebounds, albeit not as swiftly as some would like, advocates have begun to make headway not only in bringing play to more schools, but in making sure that play at recess benefits all children and not just the most vocal or outgoing.