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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/14 Join a community of innovators making the most of information and communication technologies to create social impact and change the world!How do YOU use ICT to create social impact?"ICT for the sake of ICT is a waste of precious...
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Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/16/14 Young people everywhere crave having a purpose in our rapidly changing world. This has serious social, economic, and political implications for the sub-Saharan Africa region because it is on track to have the largest...
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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/10/14 Editor's Note: Below is a Q&A with Timothy J. McClimon is president of the American Express Foundation and vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express. Read more about the Ashoka...

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December 17, 2013
Business & Finance
Change Nation brings together many of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to spread their solutions and help solve some of Ireland’s greatest challenges. The three-year partnership has selected proven Irish and international health solutions to help transform the health system in Ireland.  The partnership will allow Ashoka Ireland and Boehringer Ingelheim to...
September 3, 2013
Silicon Republic
The Irish pilot scheme for the JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) maths numeracy programme has been launched today by the Irish Government. Conceived in Canada, JUMP Math is a different method of teaching maths to primary-school children. The premise is that everybody can enjoy maths and nurture their numeracy skills. Some 24 Irish schools are taking part in the...
June 15, 2013
The Irish Times
Change Nation event seeks to create jobs, improve education and empower citizens Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to provide Government support to a nationwide initiative which is tackling some of the country’s biggest social challenges. He was speaking at a meeting of Change Nation in Farmleigh House yesterday, a movement launched more than a year ago by Ashoka,the world...
June 12, 2013
The Irish Times
At a function in Washington DC earlier this year – full to the brim of politicians, celebrities and businesses leaders – the Taoiseach spotted Paul O’Hara in the crowd. “He just pulled me over, out of the blue, and asked, ‘do you think I’m a good changemaker?’ ” For O’Hara, it felt like a significant moment. Change Nation, the initiative he is helping to spearhead,...

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Announcing Our Newest Fellow: Mairead Healy

July 28, 2014
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July 28, 2014

Mairead Healy joins the Ashoka Ireland Fellowship

Mairead Healy is the Founder and Executive Director of Future Voices Ireland, an innovative youth empowerment & human rights charity working with disadvantaged teenagers in some of the lowest performing DEIS schools in Ireland.&n

Irish Students are the first outside of the USA to experience Playworks Phenomenon!

October 22, 2013
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October 22, 2013

An exciting new chapter begins for some very lucky children and their teachers in Galway, Ireland today! The life changing Playworks programme will be introduced to the country for the very first time in a playground in Newcastle in the heart of the city of Galway this morning.

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