It’s August, which means kids are saying goodbye to summer break to go back to school next month. But 244 million kids around the world didn’t attend school last year, and millions more did not receive a quality education. Many barriers hold kids back, from navigating the classroom with a disability to experiencing food insecurity. […]
Ashoka Fellows see systems-change work as a lifelong creative process. Many said that they can sustain this commitment because they have internalized the identity of “changemaker”—someone who can and will make a difference.
To combat human trafficking made possible by many elements of society, Ashoka Fellow Ioana Bauer is taking the whole enabling system apart. Romania is the epicenter of trafficking in Europe. Of all European countries, Romania has the highest number of identified labor and sex trafficking victims, nearly half of whom are minors. Globally, human trafficking […]
It’s the new year, and our instinct to start drinking green smoothies and hitting the gym is kicking in. It’s the time of planning for the year ahead and thinking through how we want to invest our time, energy and money. Enter: New Year’s resolutions. Most of our resolutions tend to face inward and are […]
What is a “changemaker”? Who can be one? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this special Q&A guest blog post with Vishnu Swaminathan, vice president of global partnerships at our Charity Alliance partner, Ashoka. Ashoka’s vision is a world in which everyone is a changemaker—a society that responds quickly and effectively to […]
Ashoka Fellow Sebastian Groh created a new energy economy by bringing affordable solar electricity to people in Bangladesh, allowing them to buy and sell energy through self-functioning “nano-grids.” By connecting solar home systems in peer-to-peer networks, people can now earn additional income by selling their surplus electricity for the first time in their lives – […]
BY JENNIFER VOGT Seeing the Road Ahead: Women in the Driver’s Seat for Change Editor’s note: This post is part of the NextBillion Series “By Women, For Women: Leaders and Innovations in Gender Equity“. The Soronko Academy, founded by Ashoka Fellow Regina Honu (nee Agyare), exemplifies innovative women’s organizations that are challenging industry standards and […]