Ashoka UK Blog

Submitted by Pauline on Thu, December 11, 2014
Hundreds of millions of the world’s citizens today lack opportunities to join the financial services mainstream. Meanwhile, global financial institutions are missing out on a corresponding number of opportunities to refresh and grow their customer...
Submitted by Pauline on Thu, December 4, 2014
Ruth is the inspiring founder of RECLAIM, tackling the UK's low rates of social mobility. RECLAIM is building a new generation of working-class leaders with the mission of "being seen, being heard and leading change."  For more information...
Submitted by Pauline on Fri, November 28, 2014
Ashoka is creating a global network of schools, who are re-imagining learning for the 21st century. The first five Ashoka Changemaker Schools in the UK were elected earlier this year. One of the new game changers elected by Ashoka UK is Matthew...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, November 12, 2014
Four weeks ago, without any ceremony, Enabling Enterprise started working with our 100,000th student. It was unceremonious because we had been too busy to notice.   Five years ago though, such a moment would have seemed wildly far-fetched...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, November 5, 2014
  For millions of people around the world any kind of travel remains an impossible dream. And not just travel for fun or relaxation, but the few kilometres from a village to a school or health clinic. For many the inability to travel is a...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Mon, November 3, 2014
London/Rotterdam, 3 Nov 2014: Young entrepreneurs leading initiatives with impact in areas such as health, micro enterprise, waste, climate change and smallholder farming were amongst seven finalists announced in the 2014 Unilever Sustainable...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, October 31, 2014
Winners will scoop investment, mentoring, and see their name on a pack! Bright sparks in business JP Campbell, founder of One Feeds Two, and Katharine Hibbert, founder of Dot Dot Dot, have both secured a place at the London finale of Join our Core...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, October 29, 2014
A sand pit on the border of the Namibian desert is where I first witnessed the power of street soccer. It was 2006 and eight boys ran after the ball in the smouldering heat. The pitch consisted of a wide tube filled with air, forming a square and...
Arlington, VA (October 13, 2014)-Ashoka: Innovators for the Public today announced the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, October 10, 2014