Ashoka UK Blog

Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, November 12, 2014
Four weeks ago, without any ceremony, Enabling Enterprise started working with our 100,000th student. It was unceremonious because we had been too busy to notice.   Five years ago though, such a moment would have seemed wildly far-fetched...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, November 5, 2014
  For millions of people around the world any kind of travel remains an impossible dream. And not just travel for fun or relaxation, but the few kilometres from a village to a school or health clinic. For many the inability to travel is a...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Mon, November 3, 2014
London/Rotterdam, 3 Nov 2014: Young entrepreneurs leading initiatives with impact in areas such as health, micro enterprise, waste, climate change and smallholder farming were amongst seven finalists announced in the 2014 Unilever Sustainable...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, October 31, 2014
Winners will scoop investment, mentoring, and see their name on a pack! Bright sparks in business JP Campbell, founder of One Feeds Two, and Katharine Hibbert, founder of Dot Dot Dot, have both secured a place at the London finale of Join our Core...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, October 29, 2014
A sand pit on the border of the Namibian desert is where I first witnessed the power of street soccer. It was 2006 and eight boys ran after the ball in the smouldering heat. The pitch consisted of a wide tube filled with air, forming a square and...
Arlington, VA (October 13, 2014)-Ashoka: Innovators for the Public today announced the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, October 10, 2014
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Mon, October 6, 2014
Ashoka UK are looking for exceptional volunteer storytellers on a mission to inspire, evoke and ignite action for social change – be it through writing, photography, video or social media. For writers, journalists, photographers and film makers,...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, September 17, 2014
How often are you star-struck? The people that leave me star-struck are not the conventional answer to this question, but they shake my excitement more than the handsome actor or actress that you might think of. Whenever I meet an Ashoka Fellow, I...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, August 27, 2014
No matter what country or field in which they work, the world’s leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), have one commonality: a key experience in their youth years helped them develop an unshakable sense of agency and empathy. Many of these...