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Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Tue, December 8, 2015
Ashoka is thrilled to announce Mark Edwards as an Ashoka Fellow, joining a network of over 3,000 of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Mark is co-founder and director of Upstream USA. Through Upstream USA, Mark and his colleagues are changing the culture of reproductive healthcare in the U.S. and pioneering a new model for ensuring all...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, September 18, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Kristie Wang of the Ashoka Changemakers team. Hosted by C&A Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers, the challenge will award more than €100,000 in prizes to support innovative solutions More than likely, the clothes you’re wearing were made in a sweatshop....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, September 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/11/15 Editor's Note: This Op-Ed first appeared on the Thomson Reuters website and is written by Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. He is the Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka, and the author of Campaign Inc.: How Leadership and Organization Propelled Barack Obama to the White House.  ...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, September 8, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/08/15 Are you a doer, thinker or a change agent working to shape a future of ‘work’ that can advance the socio economic status of young Africans and their communities? Apply for this online course. Make new connections & get exposed to innovative new ideas! The six-week online professional development...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, August 25, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/15 What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans. To celebrate this excellence, these three new institutions have been selected to join the Ashoka U...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, August 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/11/15 "The world is crying out for new ideas... Our kids ought to recognise how deep their capacities for education are.""The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really never been more important."How should we adapt to the modern world? International advisor on...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/03/15 Anshu K. Gupta, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Goonj observed that two Indias exist side-by-side: the increasingly wealthy, urban India and the impoverished, neglected rural India. Anshu realized that the vast stocks of everyday necessities - from clothes to medicines - lying as idle surplus in the homes...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, July 30, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/30/15 In conjunction with the 2015 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, the Ashoka Media Globalizer brought together several Ashoka Fellows from around the world. Throughout the forum, these Ashoka Fellows were able to connect, collaborate, and discuss their powerful solutions that are...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/28/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Avery Pagán and Dan Schiff who are part of the Ashoka Support Network team. If you are curious to learn more about how business leaders can support social entrepreneurs read this article which first appeared on Forbes.com. The success of the Ashoka Support...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, July 15, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/15/15 This article originally appeared on www.changemakers.com/futureforward on June 15Taddy Blecher, an Ashoka fellow, founded the Maharishi Institute to try and revive a lost generation. Every day in South Africa, 4 million youths wake up with nothing to do and it pushes them on to the streets and into crime...