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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, 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...
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...

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 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...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Mon, May 25, 2015
Here's a list of resources that can help anyone delve deeper in to the whole aspect of empathy and changemaking skills and also offers some great ways in which these skills can be inculcated in children   Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child, Mary...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Fri, May 22, 2015
What is so special about a children’s savings program, one might ask. After all, it is promoted by the government all over the country. In the adivasi context in particular and in any case the way we do it at Vidyodaya, the program has a special significance. First of...

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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.

A summer break while she was pursuing an undergraduate programme at Tufts University in the US was a life-changing experience for Shaheen Mistri.
Ashoka Community Insight: "Every person has a role to play in this larger fight-it only takes one little step forward." Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Teach For India, Shaheen Mistri talks about her entrepreneurial journey and the larger role each one of us has in the social spaces.

Reshma Vallippan talks about her life with schizophrenia
Ashoka Community Insight: Ashoka Fellow Reshma Valliappan talks about her journey with schizophrenia and how she is working towards shifting mindsets.

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