Ashoka Fellow Anshu Gupta Wins Prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award

Gupta was elected to the global Ashoka Fellowship in 2004 for his game-changing work in founding GOONJ.

Nourishing Schools: Young Changemakers for Better Nutrition

A unique “Nutrition Toolkit” aims to empower schoolchildren to take charge of their own nutrition and that of their communities.

Ashoka Fellows 2015

Welcoming our latest cohort of Fellows

Changemaker Schools in India

7 schools selected for the first cohort of India's Changemaker Schools

How can sports transform young lives?

Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Dream A Dream, Vishal Talreja talks about how sport creates the right environment for reflection, nurturing and fostering positive skills through role-modeling.
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, August 13, 2015
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader and speaker on the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. His TED talks – one of which is the most viewed in TED’s history - have been viewed more than 25 million times...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Tue, August 4, 2015
 The Ashoka Venture Team will be working together with a group of early stage social entrepreneurs to think through visions, strategy, impact measurement, amongst other things – at a co-workshop.  We will be using the tool developed internally by Ashoka that we...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Mon, August 3, 2015
BANGALORE, July 30, 2015 – Ashoka: Innovators for the Public today announces the selection of 12 Fellows in India. Ranging from education to health to the environment, these social entrepreneurs have pioneered game-changing and scalable innovations throughout India. ...

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Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Mon, July 6, 2015
 School owners and Correspondents often say: ‘inclusion doesn’t work and in the few rare cases where it is claimed to work, there is not enough evidence that those techniques and processes can be extracted and used as-is in other institutions that have no history of...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, June 17, 2015
“Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb the tree, it is going to spend the rest of its life believing it is stupid”. Albert Einstein.  Educational systems based on competition based academics foster rote learning, since that is viewed...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Tue, June 16, 2015
In recent times, there are a few Bollywood movies that have broken the traditional storylines and have fuelled debates around more important issues which were otherwise being discussed behind closed doors, sometimes even ignored completely. Movies are a powerful medium,...

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Digital Green helps rural India make videos they actually want to watch.
To commemorate International Literacy Day, rather than reiterate the importance of literacy or bemoan how badly many developing countries have fared, I'd like to share a frugal solution for mass literacy that I have been advocating for in national...
TakePart Why Child's Play Is the Key to Spreading the Wealth in India TakePart (Disclosure: Chavan also received the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, given by the Skoll Foundation, whose primary funder, Jeff Skoll, owns TakePart's...

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