Ashoka Fellow Bezwada Wilson wins Magsaysay Award

Bezwada Wilson was elected to the global Ashoka Fellowship in 2009 for his work on leading a nation-wide movement to abolish the dehumanizing and exclusionary practice of manual scavenging across India.

Call for applications for new Youth Venturers!

Ashoka India: Innovators for the Public is recruiting our third cohort of Youth Venturers.

President Pranab Mukherjee Congratulates 17 Ashoka Fellows

On the occasion of the selection of 17 new Ashoka Fellows, the President met the delegation led by Ashoka Fellow and Magsaysay Award Winner 2015 Anshu Gupta in the capital.

We Indians are entrepreneurs by nature-Ashoka Fellow Anshu Gupta

A conversation with Anshu Gupta, founder of Goonj and a Magsaysay Award winner for 2015, on the occasion of the Changemaker Week in Bangalore by Ashoka India.

Nourishing Schools: Young Changemakers for Better Nutrition

A unique “Nutrition Toolkit” aims to empower schoolchildren to take charge of their own nutrition and that of their communities.
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, August 25, 2016
Note: Ashoka and A.T Kearney co-authored this white paper on “Technology as a catalyst to Scale” after Ashoka India’s GlobalizerX program in November 2015.Leading social entrepreneurs are constantly trying to scale their impact with the limited resources they have. Many...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, July 28, 2016
BANGALORE, July 27, 2016 – Ashoka Fellow Bezwada Wilson today was announced as one of two Indian awardees of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. Wilson was elected to the global Ashoka Fellowship in 2009 for his work on leading a nation-wide movement to abolish the...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, July 14, 2016
When I think about a year ago, when I was working alongside Rohan (co-founder DOR), we never thought of the opportunities we might get after working on a project in one village.  After that, we wanted to expand and make as much change as we could. We named our...

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Submitted by Prollins on Tue, July 12, 2016
With innumerable high-quality education conferences to attend throughout the year, one needs to be deliberate in selecting conferences and creating expected outcomes from each conference.  When I was invited to speak about the big scalable projects I've initiated at...
Submitted by Prollins on Mon, June 6, 2016
Being the parent of a norm-pushing, boundary-crossing, free-spirited child who is on a mission to save the world-or at least the world as they see it -can often feel like a tricky adventure. Tag this with trying to figure out how to nurture their inner wildling in a way...
Submitted by Prollins on Wed, May 18, 2016
“Didi, didi, aap phirse kab aaoge ?” said Reena, her eyes giving out a magical sparkle. “Jab bhi aap bulaoge!” we said. Amidst Archimedes Principle and co-ordinate geometry, a leadership workshop came by the way of 9th grade girls of R. N Podar School. It was not a typical...

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An app called Newz Hook designed by BarrierBreaks, a Mumbai-based for-profit social enterprise, is planning to feature athletes contesting in the Rio ..
 Social activist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Bezwada Wilson questioned the government’s commitment to eradicating manual scavenging in the country by pointing out that its flagship programme, Sw...
Globally, there is a concept called Universal Design - a design that is usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age, ability, or situation.

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