Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi wins 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi on this recognition of your powerful work on the child labor movement and Malala Yousafzai for your efforts championing equal rights to education for girls.

Fellow of the Month

We're proud to present James Bevan, founder of the Conflict Armament Research, as our latest Fellow of the Month.

Meet Ashoka UK's latest Fellows

In 2014, Ashoka UK elected six new Fellows, inspiring social entrepreneurs from around the UK changing the system we live in for the better.

Launching Changemaker Schools

The Changemaker Schools programme will work to identify, connect and support the world’s leading innovative primary and secondary schools in the UK and create a network of Changemaker Schools.
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Mon, March 2, 2015
Francis Ssuuna is a young social entrepreneur and a member of the Butterfly Project in Kampala, Uganda, training social entrepreneurship to young Ugandans from remote rural villages and disadvantaged urban slum districts, since 2009.Originally from...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
We hear it all the time. Investors invest in people, not products or ideas. Marty Zwilling, a veteran start-up mentor, describes people as the great competitive advantage. I wonder what the non-profit world might learn from people like him? The vast majority, if not all,...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
  When my son was 3 years old, he was run over by an 84-year-old driver who said he thought he hit a dog. That was 27 years ago, and even though Ryan survived a traumatic brain injury, for years, I refused to talk about it. But through the Independent Transportation...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
I founded Street Workout as a teenager, as a way to stay away from toxic habits and challenge old stereotypes. Youth – in particular, minorities – face numerous obstacles growing up and I wanted to do something to help. Street Workout was, for me and others, the best...

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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/02/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by the co-authors Olivier Kayser and Valeria Budinich, who wrote “Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems”, Palgrave MacMillan, February 2015. The article first appered on Business...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15 Previously a Mechanical Engineer, Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal was elected as a Fellow due to his work which used a 2001 law called the Right to Information Act (RTIA) to bring political power back to the people of India. The...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Michael Zakaras who is part of the AshokaUS Venture and Fellowship team. Maybe Ashoka is onto something after all! It wasn’t more than 15 minutes into this week’s Global Innovation...

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