Sobre Ashoka India

Founded by Bill Drayton in 1981, today Ashoka is the world’s largest network of leading social entrepreneurs and ranks among the top 5 NGOs of the world. The first-ever social entrepreneur to be selected as an Ashoka Fellow was Gloria De Souza from India, in 1982, who revolutionised the system of learning in classrooms.

Impacting millions of people and communities through their work, our Fellows include people like Nobel Laureates Kailash Satyarthi (Bachpan Bachao Andolan) and Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta (Goonj), among several others. Currently, we have over 400 Ashoka Fellows in wide-ranging fields such as farming, education, human rights, finance, local media, and women and youth empowerment, across India.

Ashoka India functions as a collaborative network that supports and amplifies change by bringing together these changemakers.

In the course of our work, having witnessed the changing patterns in society over close to three decades, and the way our problems are increasing at a pace faster than we can solve them, we have realised that to truly make things better for everyone we need to head towards a world where everyone is a changemaker. And just like social entrepreneurs, the world needs everyone to start practising skills like empathy, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving.

To this end, we believe that changemaking has to start young, and through our programs like Youth Venture, Changemaker Schools, and Health and Nutrition, we find, develop, and support young changemakers, enabling them to be role models in their communities, and give them the skills to thrive in our changing world.

Our office also serves as the regional hub for Ashoka’s activities in South Asia. Find out more about our work in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. And to know more about our activities around the year, do read our latest annual report.

Ashoka Young Changemakers

Ashoka Young Changemakers is a global network of powerful young people who are creating an Everyone a Changemaker world. Each young changemaker elected has launched a social initiative, formed a peer-led team, and created solutions for the good of all while activating others to join in. Now, they...
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Venture y Fellowship

Durante más de 35 años, Ashoka ha desarrollado la mayor red de emprendedores sociales líderes en el mundo. Después de un riguroso proceso de selección, éstos entran a formar parte de una comunidad que los acompañará toda la vida, donde cada miembro se compromete a la creación y defensa de nuevos...
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Escuelas Transformadoras

Las Escuelas Transformadoras de Ashoka brindan un entorno que permite a los estudiantes crecer como agentes de cambio: niños y jóvenes con las habilidades y la confianza para cambiar el mundo para el bien de todos.
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Ashoka India


Ashoka India
54, 1st Cross Road
1st Stage, Domlur
Bengaluru 560071