Ashoka UK Blog

Submitted by Pauline on Wed, January 28, 2015
 UNILEVER, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AND ASHOKA ANNOUNCE DANIEL YU AS THE WINNER OF THE SECOND PRINCE OF WALES YOUNG SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEUR PRIZE   London, 28 January 2015: Daniel Yu, 21, founder...
Submitted by Pauline on Fri, January 9, 2015
Cyber bullying is on the rise and with an increase in the types of apps; parents feel it is difficult for them to keep up with changes in technology. A number of parents make use of spy apps to track their child’s phones however what can be the...
Submitted by Pauline on Thu, January 8, 2015
Part of a series profiling the young entrepreneurs who are finalists in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, Mark Boots’ VOTO Mobile uses mobile phones to remove social barriers. As he was studying physics at the University of...
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...