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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 18, 2014
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...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, September 16, 2014
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...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, September 10, 2014
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...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/02/14 Irwin Zahn founded General Staple Company in 1954 in the garment district of New York City. This initial concept grew into a global electronic interconnect company, later named Autosplice, Inc. and moved...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, August 25, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/14 Editor’s Note: Names of children in this article have been changed for children’s privacy. ...and a new tool that will help you build and practice it! Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 19, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, June 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/18/14 Nafisika Trust aims to help young people in Kenyan prisons to become ambassadors of change, not of crime.Vickie Wambura Wamonje founded Nafisika Trust after discovering that Kenyan prisoners were...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/03/14 Editor's Note: On June 2, 2014, The Washington Post newspaper front page story highlighted an Ashoka Changemaker School and an Ashoka Fellow organization whose work showcase Ashoka's key strategy to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, May 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/21/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by David Strelneck who has advised and helped lead initiatives with Ashoka Fellows in rural and environmental innovations worldwide...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/13/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, May 8, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/08/14 Editor’s Note: This article was written by Rukmini Banerjee of Ashoka’s Empathy Initiative. On April 28th, Ashoka, in collaboration with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center for...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, April 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/21/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Elizabeth Ferruelo who contributes to Ashoka's blog on Forbes.com. International volunteering evokes images of the Peace Corps. That more than 1,000...