There are
extraordinary
individuals changing
the way we see things
Social Entrepreneurs
whose ideas have gained
momentum, altitude and
visibility
Leaders who’ve already had a “scratch on history”
Ashoka provides them with the catalyst to
      affect social change, globally
Presenting
ASHOKA’S 2008 SENIOR FELLOWS




                               And more…
28    Ashoka Senior Fellows elected in 2008


 12                     8
                               3




             ...
What are they working on?

 1 environment
                                4 education
6 economic development

   5 civic e...
Welcome our 2008 Senior Fellow and Member cohort

Rick Aubry, USA, Rubicon National Social Innovations   Bob Munro, Kenya,...
WENDY KOPP
teach for
america



Who she is: Founder of the US-based
national teachers corp, Teach for America.

What she’s...
ROBERTO SABA
asociación por
los derechos
civiles

Who he is: Founder of civil rights
organization, Asociación por los Dere...
URSULA SLADEK
                                       elektrizitätswerke
                                                  ...
JIMMY
                                             WALES
                                             wikipedia




 Photo...
REZA DEGHATI
aina
               Who he is: Founder of media and
               network for women and children, AINA.

   ...
JOHN MARKS
search for
common ground

                               Who he is: President and Founder of citizen-owned
    ...
GARTH JAPHET
heartlines / soul city
  Who he is: Executive Director and
  Founder of multi-media social change
  projects,...
Support us in changing the world.

        Nominate an Ashoka Senior Fellow:
           seniorfellows@ashoka.org

For furt...
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Affect Social Change: Ashoka and Social Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. There are extraordinary individuals changing the way we see things
  2. 2. Social Entrepreneurs whose ideas have gained momentum, altitude and visibility
  3. 3. Leaders who’ve already had a “scratch on history”
  4. 4. Ashoka provides them with the catalyst to affect social change, globally
  5. 5. Presenting ASHOKA’S 2008 SENIOR FELLOWS And more…
  6. 6. 28 Ashoka Senior Fellows elected in 2008 12 8 3 2 3
  7. 7. What are they working on? 1 environment 4 education 6 economic development 5 civic engagement 7 human rights 2 communications/media 3 health all 28 creating systematic social change
  8. 8. Welcome our 2008 Senior Fellow and Member cohort Rick Aubry, USA, Rubicon National Social Innovations Bob Munro, Kenya, Mathare Youth Sports Association Adalberto Barreto, Brazil, Projeto 4 Varas Peter Nares, Canada, SEDI John-Marc Borello, France, Groupe-SOS Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, India, Sulabh International Camila Batmanghelidjh, UK, Kids Company Peridis Jose Perez Gonzales, Spain, Fundacion Santa Maria Edgar Cahn, USA, TimeBanks la Real Augustin Carrizosa, Brazil, CIRD Earl Martin Phalen, USA, BELL National/Summer Advantage Sandy Close, USA, Bay Area Institute USA Reza Deghati, France, AINA Eric Rosenthal, USA, Mental Disability Rights International Markus Gander, Switzerland, Infoklick Roberto Saba, Argentina, Asociacion de Derechos Civiles Jean-Guy Henckel, France, Cocagne Network Ursula Sladek, Germany, Elektrizitätswerke Schönau Garth Japhet, South Africa, Heartlines / Soul City Dorothy Stoneman, USA, YouthBuild USA Wendy Kopp, USA, Teach for America Christine Theodoloz-Walker, France, Fondation Alicia Leal, Mexico, Alternativas Pacificas, A.C. Intégration Pour Tous John Marks, USA, Search for Common Ground Jimmy Wales, USA, Wikipedia Vijay Mahajan, India, BASIX Jayasuriya Weliamuna, Sri Lanka, Transparency Robert Moses, USA, Algebra Project International Meet some of them…
  9. 9. WENDY KOPP teach for america Who she is: Founder of the US-based national teachers corp, Teach for America. What she’s done: At age 21, Wendy launched her educational model with the mission of recruiting non-traditional teachers to improve schools that serve low-income youth in the United States. This year over 25,000 applicants competed for 3,700 new Teach for America positions. Website: www.teachforamerica.org
  10. 10. ROBERTO SABA asociación por los derechos civiles Who he is: Founder of civil rights organization, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC). What he’s done: Before Roberto co- founded ADC, there was no other organization in Argentina using litigation and communications to advocate for civil and minority rights. His work has significantly improved the accessibility and transparency of information to citizens. Website: www.adc.org
  11. 11. URSULA SLADEK elektrizitätswerke schönau Who she is: Founder of the citizen- owned energy company, EWS (Elektrizitätswerke Schönau or “Energy Plants of Schönau.”) What she’s done: Ursula’s EWAs have broken the pricing and policy monopoly of large utility companies by supplying municipalities and businesses with green energy. Ursula has pioneered and scaled the green energy movement; to date, there are 75,000 private EWS customers across Germany. Website: www.ews-schoenau.de
  12. 12. JIMMY WALES wikipedia Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia Who he is: Founder of free online, multilingual, open-source encyclopedia, Wikipedia. What he’s done: Jimmy has engineered one of the largest mass online collaborations attempted to date and in doing so, has radically democratized the act of information collection. Since its creation in 2001, the reference Web site Wikipedia has grown rapidly, with 75,000 active contributors working on more than 10,000,000 articles in more than 250 languages. Website: www.wikipedia.org
  13. 13. REZA DEGHATI aina Who he is: Founder of media and network for women and children, AINA. What he’s done: After working for 30 years as a photojournalist, Reza founded AINA to overcome decades of psychological and cultural destruction amongst Afghanis through education and media training. More than 90 percent of people trained by AINA are now employed using media and communications skills. His new initiative -“Open Mind”- will introduce AINA’s strategies in countries affected by conflict and disasters. Website: www.ainaworld.org
  14. 14. JOHN MARKS search for common ground Who he is: President and Founder of citizen-owned business company, Search For Common Ground (SFCG) What he’s done: John Marks has pioneered the use of radio soap operas as an approach to peacebuilding and conflict resolution around the world. SFCG specializes in the use of popular culture to create understanding among ethnic communities and to achieve measurable changes in behaviors and attitudes. In the last 26 years, SFCG has grown to become not just the world’s biggest citizen sector peacebuilding organization but also the world’s largest producer of radio soap operas after the BBC. Photographs courtesy of SFCG Website: www.sfcg.org
  15. 15. GARTH JAPHET heartlines / soul city Who he is: Executive Director and Founder of multi-media social change projects, Heartlines and Soul City. What he’s done: Garth is managing one of the world’s leading campaigns for health education. Through its ground-breaking drama series, Soul City has empowered viewers by fusing the fields of education and popular entertainment in an emerging field known as “edutainment.” Garth then founded Heartlines, a multi-media platform to engage South Africans in public debate about values. Website: www.heartlines.co.za/www.soulcity.org.za
  16. 16. Support us in changing the world. Nominate an Ashoka Senior Fellow: seniorfellows@ashoka.org For further information about Ashoka Senior Fellows: http://www.ashoka.org/support/types

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