Ashoka is known for its relentless insistence on finding people with afundamentally new vision of what is possible in the world. Since 1981, they’ve found and supported more than 3,100 leading social entrepreneurs in over 80 countries around the world: men and women with powerful new solutions to today’s most difficult challenges, who possess the skills and the drive to create entirely new patterns in their fields—from education to health to the environment. Today, we're working to shape what we call an Everyone a Changemaker world: one in which people of every age are equipped with agency and with the empathy, teamwork, and leadership skillsthey need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Networkis a national (and soon-to-be international) community of leading elementary/primary schools working to ensure that all children receive a changemaker education by developing practices to teach empathy, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving ("changemaking skills"), sharing their experiences with others, and advocating for the importance of a changemaker education. Schools in this network benefit from exchanges of best practices and opportunities to collaborate with Ashoka Fellows and partners.
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