Ashoka India Changemaker Schools Blog

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...
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...
Editor's Note - This post has been written by Jahnavi Jayanth, Bharatnatyam dancer-extraordinaire and Young Changemaker-in-Residence at Ashoka India.  I love education! Wait, before I get some more of the eyebrow-raised, pitiful, "get a...
Editor's Note - This article has been written by Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Dream A Dream, Vishal Talreja. In 2002, Dream A Dream partnered with Ashish Ballal (Sportsman, Arjuna Awardee) to run a Hockey program for children from vulnerable...
Me: “Our world is changing.” Friend: “Really Sherlock, you don’t say! Of course it is changing, it has always been changing. In fact the only constant is change.”My friend’s comment brought me down from the 30,000 feet level where my head was...
 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...
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...
  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...