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Changemaker Schools in India

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

How can sports transform young lives?

Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Dream A Dream, Vishal Talreja talks about how sport creates the right environment for reflection, nurturing and fostering positive skills through role-modeling.

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 Wed, June 3, 2015
Few weeks ago, on a hot Saturday morning, a recent acquaintance Amit bhai picked me up for a ride on his motorcycle to visit Rajpur village, located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ahmedabad in the West Indian state of Gujarat.As the 44°C [111°F] heat started bearing...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, May 13, 2015
 Early this month, one news article caught the corporate world by storm. Zappos CEO, Tony Hseih sent an internal memo to his company. Zappos is going to be self organised and self managed – and will accept Holacracy completely. There will no managers, the company...
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...

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Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, June 17, 2015
“Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb the tree, it is going to spend the rest of its life believing it is stupid”. Albert Einstein.  Educational systems based on competition based academics foster rote learning, since that is viewed...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Tue, June 16, 2015
In recent times, there are a few Bollywood movies that have broken the traditional storylines and have fuelled debates around more important issues which were otherwise being discussed behind closed doors, sometimes even ignored completely. Movies are a powerful medium,...
 One of our Changemaker Schools, Headstart Learning Centre (HLC), had the opportunity to be part of The Council for Exceptional Children Conference in San Diego. Over the course of 4 days (April 8-11th), schools were able to work on ways to promote inclusion and...

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, Geeta Ramanujam was a social studies teacher at The Valley School, Bangalore. Fascinated by stories, Geeta turned her classes into inter-disciplinary sessions. History was not taught s
Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow Geeta Ramanujam's Kathalaya is on a mission to initiate research and revive storytelling traditions and ancient knowledge systems, establishing a university for storytelling and integrating it as an educational tool into the regular school curriculum.

The bank will have an ATM network of 250 on day one, and also associates, who have been serving the rural population in its current avatar as a MFI.
Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow Chandra Shekhar Ghosh's micro-lending organization Bandhan, receives an approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to open 500-600 branches across the country.

Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow and Founder of no2CO2 and C-Balance, Vivek Gilani talks about the power of individual responsibility in reducing India's carbon footprint and stresses on the urgency to do so.

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