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On March 2, 2017

Simon Stumpf, Director of Ashoka’s Fellow selection program in the U.S., shares how he seized his own opportunity to lead as pre-teen when family circumstances demanded and how he didn’t...

On February 16, 2017

As part two of this two part #LeadYoung series, Ashoka asks Ashoka Fellow Ximena Abogabir, mother to Ashoka Fellow Gonzalo Muñoz, about her childhood, her role as a mother and her...

On February 16, 2017

In today’s rapidly changing world, a young person’s ability to lead, be part of a team, practice changemaking and express empathy are increasingly important skills. Ashoka turned to...

On February 9, 2017

As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job. She wrote to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, laying out her research explaining just how...

On February 7, 2017

In a world where social problems are on the rise, a growing number of young people are leading the solutions. Ashoka Youth Venturer, Prateek Agarwal resisted the pressures to focus only on...

On February 2, 2017

When she was just 13, now 17-year-old Tahua Tura of Bangladesh started expanding her theater troupe to include street children, including Dalit children living in closed-off communities...

On January 17, 2017

Two girls in Bangalore saw the problem of waste around them. With inspiration and guidance from the work of Ashoka Fellow Kuldeep Dantewadia, they launched their own initiative to reduce...

On January 11, 2017

Ashoka Fellow Nicole Rycroft is protecting ancient forests by working with global book publishers, newspapers, magazines, and fashion brands to shift to alternative and sustainably...

On December 19, 2016

In elementary school I could not imagine why I was being tortured by Latin or Math, and my perception of soccer was chiefly that of being a crashee.

But I loved starting things, especially...

On December 15, 2016

Alors qu'il n'était âgé que de 6 ans, Eli Beer et son frère assistèrent à l'explosion d'un bus dans Jérusalem en revenant de l'école. Eli entendit quelqu'un appeler au secours au milieu du chaos,...

On December 15, 2016

When he was only 6-years-old, Eli Beer and his brother witnessed a bus bombing while walking home from school in Jerusalem. Eli heard someone calling out for help from amidst the chaos, but he...

On December 8, 2016

Valeria Budinich is a social entrepreneur and organizational strategist with 25 years’ experience specializing in high-impact business/social entrepreneurship. 

Valeria’s pathway as a...

On November 17, 2016

Petite, Sarah Toumi se rendait fréquemment en Tunisie. Née en France de parents tunisiens, elle rentrait passer du temps avec sa famille éloignée. Lors d'une de ces visites, elle se souvient d'...

On November 17, 2016
Growing up, Sarah Toumi, a French-born Tunisian woman, would spend time with her extended family in Tunisia.  During one visit, she remembers sharing with her cousins her dream of becoming an...
On October 13, 2016

Cuando Dario Riccobono tenía 13 años, su ciudad natal muy poco conocida de Capaci en Sicilia, Italia tomó protagonismo en el escenario mundial. Una enorme explosión orquestada por la mafia derribó...

On October 13, 2016

Lorsque Dario Riccobono atteint l'âge de 13 ans, son petit village natal de Capaci en Sicile, en Italie fit soudainement la Une des journaux internationaux. Une explosion massive orchestrée par la...

On October 13, 2016

When Dario Riccobono was 13, his little-known hometown of Capaci in Sicily, Italy was suddenly thrust onto the world stage.  A massive explosion orchestrated by the mafia took down a portion of...

On October 7, 2016

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, has revolutionized the livestock industry. By putting herself in the place of the cattle, she developed a series of equipment designs...

On October 7, 2016
Temple Grandin, a quien le diagnosticaron autismo cuando era una niña, ha revolucionado la industria ganadera. Al ponerse a sí misma en el lugar del ganado, desarrolló una serie de diseños de...
On September 23, 2016

Pour beaucoup de jeunes à travers le monde, les frais de scolarité sont synonymes de décennies d’endettement. Cela les pousse à renoncer à des carrières dans l'enseignement car les salaires ne...

On September 23, 2016
Para mucha gente joven alrededor del mundo, los pagos de colegiatura o matrícula universitaria son la atadura a una deuda que perdura por décadas—una deuda que los obliga a descartar trabajos de...
On September 23, 2016
Para muitos jovens ao redor do mundo, pagar por educação superior é sinônimo de endividar-se por décadas. Isso os força a deixar de lado carreiras como a de professor, porque os salários não seriam...
On September 23, 2016

For many young people around the world, paying for college tuition locks them into decades of debt. It forces them to forego purpose-oriented jobs like teaching because those salaries will not...

On September 12, 2016

Editor's Note: This Op-Ed first appeared on Thomson Reuters and is written by Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. He is the Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka, with its Lead Young campaign. Henry...

On September 12, 2016

Os jovens que frequentam a escola ingressam em uma linha de montagem educacional projetada para levá-los a adotar vocações que estão atualmente em um processo de extinção progressiva. Estima-se...

On August 23, 2016

A corrupção sempre foi um tabu. Subornos em alguns países chegavam a ser dedutíveis dos impostos. Essa mentalidade começou a mudar quando Peter, tendo visto os danos incalculáveis ​​que esse...

On August 23, 2016

Poucos empreendedores tiveram mais iniciativas de sucesso do que Richard Branson. E quem pode competir com ele em termos de estilo? Há muito tempo, Richard aplica sua energia e habilidade...

On August 23, 2016

Corruption long was a taboo subject. Bribes in some countries were tax-deductible. That mindset changed when Peter, having seen the untold damage it was doing, especially in his earlier work in...

On August 22, 2016

A social entrepreneur known for building huge, global coalitions, Jeroo first started in Mumbai, working with street children. She gave them her private phone number in case of emergencies.

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On August 22, 2016
Emprendedora social conocida por crear grandes coaliciones globales, Jeroo comenzó en Mumbai, trabajando con niños de la calle. Ella les daba su número de teléfono privado para casos de emergencia...
On August 22, 2016

Empreendedora social reconhecida por articular grandes parcerias globais, Jeroo Bilmoria iniciou seu trabalho com crianças de rua em Mumbai. Depois de distribuir o número de seu telefone para que...

On August 22, 2016

Jeroo, une entrepreneure sociale connue pour être à l'origine d'immenses coalitions mondiales, a fait ses débuts à Bombay, en travaillant avec les enfants des rues. Elle leur donnait son numéro de...

On July 19, 2016
En abril del 2016, JP Maunes se convirtió en un personaje famoso en Filipinas, cuando durante un debate presidencial acalorado, realizó la interpretación en lengua de señas, y provocó que varias...
On July 19, 2016
Pocas personas entienden realmente la profunda transformación de la sociedad que hoy nos atraviesa. Sin dudas, Robin Chase es una de ellas (Ver su reconocido libro de Peers Inc.).  Ella no solo...
On July 19, 2016

Se há alguém que compreende a profunda transformação pela qual nossa sociedade está passando, essa pessoa é Robin Chase (confira seu livro "Economia Compartilhada", já traduzido para dezenas de...

On July 19, 2016

In April 2016, JP Maunes became a household name in the Philippines when his sign language interpretation for a heated presidential debate led a number of prominent media personalities to name him...

On July 19, 2016
En avril 2016, JP Maunes est devenu un personnage important aux Philippines lorsque son interprétation en langue des signes au cours d'un débat de campagne présidentielle houleux a amené un bon...
On July 19, 2016

If anyone understands the profound transformation of society that is now upon us, it is Robin Chase. (See her admired book, Peers Inc.)

She not only sees it clearly; but she also, in one...

On July 19, 2016

There are few if any entrepreneurs who have ventured more successfully in more businesses than Richard Branson.  And who can compete with him in terms of flair?

As important, he has long...