Ashoka UK Blog

Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, September 17, 2014
How often are you star-struck? The people that leave me star-struck are not the conventional answer to this question, but they shake my excitement more than the handsome actor or actress that you might think of. Whenever I meet an Ashoka Fellow, I...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Tue, September 16, 2014
Volunteering Opportunity at Ashoka UK for the Makers of More Summit 2014 on Thursday 16th October Time commitment: 1 half day, 1 full day – 15th and 16th October Location: Thursday 16th October 4.30pm - 10pm, Oval Space, London East End Volunteer...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, August 27, 2014
No matter what country or field in which they work, the world’s leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), have one commonality: a key experience in their youth years helped them develop an unshakable sense of agency and empathy. Many of these...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, August 27, 2014
A week from now children around the UK will be going back to school. But is the current education system providing them with the right skill set for tomorrow's challenges? The world is changing faster than ever before. Institutions are flat, open,...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Thu, August 21, 2014
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Thu, August 7, 2014
The GlobalizerX on Employment is part of “THIS WORKS” - an initiative launched by Ashoka with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung to support the scale and replication of proven solutions and ideas for employment in Southern Europe....
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, August 6, 2014
Every day we face challenges, from the personal such as the quickest way to get to work or what is best to eat, to global ones like climate change and how to sustainably feed and educate seven billion people. Here at Open Knowledge we believe that...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, August 1, 2014
It was our co-director, Rob Wilson, who nominated Alexander McLean, founder of the African Prisons Project (APP) as a candidate to the ‘Venture’ team. Rob and Alexander had met at University. When Rob travelled through Africa with his wife a few...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 30, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” The UK-based social venture CanDo Coffee and the people behind it embody this philosophy. You might have already crossed paths with one of the many CanDo Coffee vans parked...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 23, 2014
 The vision behind Open Knowledge reflects a widespread sentiment that big companies and governments, because they have all the information, therefore also have all the power. Open Knowledge responds to this by promoting and facilitating the...