Everyone A Changemaker

Ashoka's vision, as described by some of our global community members.

Leading Social Entrepreneurs

We search the world for leading social entrepreneurs and elect them into the Ashoka Fellowship.

Social-Business Partnerships

We collaborate across sectors to help the best social innovations change systems.

Changemaker Schools

We identify, connect, and support innovative schools that are cultivating the core skills of changemakers.

'What social enterprise can do for you'

An Irish Times special report on the role of social entrepreneurs in society.
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/02/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by the co-authors Olivier Kayser and Valeria Budinich, who wrote “Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems”, Palgrave MacMillan, February 2015. The article first appered on Business...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15 Previously a Mechanical Engineer, Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal was elected as a Fellow due to his work which used a 2001 law called the Right to Information Act (RTIA) to bring political power back to the people of India. The...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, February 19, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Michael Zakaras who is part of the AshokaUS Venture and Fellowship team. Maybe Ashoka is onto something after all! It wasn’t more than 15 minutes into this week’s Global Innovation...

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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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'What social enterprise can do for you'

December 13, 2014
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December 13, 2014

An Irish Times special report on social entrepreneurship highlights the work of Ashoka Fellows in Ireland

On 13th December, the Irish Times published a series of articles on social enterprise and innovation in their print and online issues.

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.

Ashoka's Changemaker Schools Featured in the Irish Times

President of Dublin City University (DCU) Brian MacCraith joined educators, social entrepreneurs and leaders from across sectors on Friday October 17th to launch Ireland’s 'Changemaker Schools' network, a global movement of schools dedicated to teaching new skills for the 21st century, such as empathy, crea

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