Cookathon for Karnataka

How can we create nutritious mid-day meals?


Making an inclusive world possible, through play

Changemaker Schools in India

7 schools selected for the first cohort of India's Changemaker Schools

Ashoka Fellows 2015

Welcoming our latest cohort of Fellows

Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi and child rights activist Malala Yousafzai win the Nobel Peace Prize
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Fri, April 17, 2015
  On a bright Sunday morning, in Coles Park, Bangalore, two children are playing on the swing. While *Radhika is swinging, *Isha is pushing the red-coloured bucket swing gently and simultaneously, tries to engage in a conversation.After ten minutes or so, they hop...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Tue, April 14, 2015
 On 12th April, in the evening at around 4 pm, Something’s Cooking studio was buzzing with enthusiasm. Organic farmers K Kallappa and his wife, Sumangala, had come all the way from Bellary and applied their local knowledge of years to create a recipe that is highly...
 From L-R - Kousalya Periasamy, Seema Prakash and Dr. Sailakshmi BalijepalliOn International Women’s Day (March 8, 2015), the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee awarded 3 our Fellows - Seema Prakash, Kousalya Periasamy and Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli with the...

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Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, April 22, 2015
 Last month, we hosted the first-ever Changemaker Schools workshop and saw a fantastic group of over 40 people – educators across the spectrum, each trying out new models of child-centric pedagogy, each with a passion to build generations of changemakers, came together...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Mon, April 20, 2015
Once upon a time, in the year 450 BCE lived a diligent student named Zeno of Elea. He loved his master, Parmenides beyond compare. But the ignorant people of Elea did not think of his master as a good teacher and this upset him very much. Zeno couldn’t take his master’s...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Thu, April 16, 2015
  Ashoka-Innovators for the Public has launched its global initiative, ‘Changemaker Schools’ in India and has selected 7 diverse schools for the first cohort. The program seeks to identify, connect and support innovative schools across the world which recognize...

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In the past ten days, Delhi witnessed three road rage incidents. Last week, Shahnawaz (38) was beaten to death by iron rods over an argument on a minor collision near Turkman Gate. On Sunday, Ashish (25) suffered serious injuries after his bike hit...
Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Save Life Foundation, Piyush has been working to push for a Good Samaritan law.

When the Constitution of India was adopted in 1950, it promised to safeguard the rights of children, and protect them from economic exploitation. However, 65 years later, it is still perfectly legal to employ a six-yea
Ashoka Community Insight: Nobel Laureate and Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi talks about the need to pass the Child Labour (Amendment Bill) 2012, in the coming parliamentary session and also lists out 6 amendments that are essential to protect the rights of all children.

Two Indians are among 16 people named by Yale University as its 2015 World Fellows, the signature global leadership development initiative at the prestigious US institution. Zeena Johar, SughaVazhvu Healthcare Founder and journalist and author Rah...
Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow Zeena Johar named one of 2015 Yale World Fellows! Zeena's organizations, SughaVazhvu Healthcare (SVHC) and IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) are providing basic healthcare through affordable healthcare technologies and highly trained medical practitioners to hard-to-reach rural population across the country.

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