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SEMINAR SUPPORTING YOUTH IN
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ASHOKA: A PIONEER ORGANIZATION IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
❖33 years of experience in the field of social entrepreneurship ...
Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™
world:
THE VISION
Ashoka Builds Communities
of ”Changemakers”
Ashoka Fellows: Seed Capital for Entrepreneurs with System-
Changing Ideas for...
EACH ASHOKA
FELLOW MEETS 5
CRITERIA:
ASHOKA’S
RIGOROUS
PROCESS
01
NOMINATION
02
NATIONAL
REVIEW OF
APPLICATIONS
03
SECOND
OPINION
REVIEW
04
SELECTION
PANEL
05
...
FRAMEWOR
K CHANGE
PATTERN
CHANGE
DIRECT
SERVICE AT
SCALE
DIRECT
SERVICE
Society/key groups change
how they see the world
>...
SOME OF OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS
❖ Our Fellows (social entrepreneurs) are active in many fields:
integration, education, ...
Their idea has been copied
They have influenced the politics of their
country
Ashoka played a significant role in their
de...
8 Fellows
18 members of Ashoka Support Network
Nutrition
Health
Integration
Environment
Education
ASHOKA BELGIUM
*
Ashoka Belgium Strategy
Reshape the frontiers of Social Entrepreneurship in Belgium and create a favorable eco-
system t...
12
• identify, connect and support the world’s leading
innovative schools
• create a network of Changemaker Schools.
• showca...
CMA
PROGRAM PHASES
Based on a proven Ashoka selection methodology
• NO TWO SCHOOLS LOOK THE SAME
• SHARE A BROAD SET OF COMMON CHARACTERISTICS
• HAVE A ‘CHANGEMAKER’ PROGRAM IN PLACE THAT’...
 Vision: cultivates ‘Changemakers’ skills in pupils:
 empathy
 teamwork
 leadership
 creativity
Example: school in Br...
Active Learning:
• Pupils active contributors,
• Learning environment encourages participation
• Experiential learning thr...
Innovation:
• demonstrated ability and willingness
• to develop and test new ideas.
• school’s leadership encourages
• cul...
Influence:
• The Changemaker School – regardless of size or
location – has the capacity to inspire other
schools.
Example:...
0
100
200
300
400
500
2013 2014 2015 2016
World
Europe
Belgium
• First elected schools in 2014
Target : 4 schools in Belgi...
CMA
CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS : EVERYONE BENEFITS
Ashoka Belgium
Virginie Samyn– Representative Ashoka Belgium
vsamyn@ashoka.org
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ASHOKA BELGIUM: Changemaker Schools Program 2014

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The aim of this High-Level Capacity Building Seminar is have an international exchange of information on inclusive entrepreneurship actions across the European Union and on how the European Union Structural Funds can be used to support actions that combine entrepreneurship promotion and social inclusion.

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ASHOKA BELGIUM: Changemaker Schools Program 2014

  1. 1. SEMINAR SUPPORTING YOUTH IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  2. 2. ASHOKA: A PIONEER ORGANIZATION IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ❖33 years of experience in the field of social entrepreneurship worldwide (85 countries) ❖ WORLD’S LARGEST SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR NETWORK ❖More than 3000 outstanding social entrepreneurs financially supported and professionally coached, 47 in France-Belgium-Swizterland and 8 in Belgium alone 15 15% 25% 12 % 34% 13%
  3. 3. Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world: THE VISION
  4. 4. Ashoka Builds Communities of ”Changemakers” Ashoka Fellows: Seed Capital for Entrepreneurs with System- Changing Ideas for the Good of Society Strategic Support for Scaling their Impact Collaborative Entrepreneurship to accelerate important innovations/trends Building the Market for Changemakers –supply and demand
  5. 5. EACH ASHOKA FELLOW MEETS 5 CRITERIA:
  6. 6. ASHOKA’S RIGOROUS PROCESS 01 NOMINATION 02 NATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS 03 SECOND OPINION REVIEW 04 SELECTION PANEL 05 Validation by board members https://www.ashoka.org/nominate
  7. 7. FRAMEWOR K CHANGE PATTERN CHANGE DIRECT SERVICE AT SCALE DIRECT SERVICE Society/key groups change how they see the world >>triggers behavior change What a true entrepreneur does # HIV patients treated, wells dug, etc. ASHOKA FOCUSES ON FRAMEWORK AND PATTERN CHANGE
  8. 8. SOME OF OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS ❖ Our Fellows (social entrepreneurs) are active in many fields: integration, education, health, environment, fight against exclusion, economic development, etc. MUHAMMED YUNUS FOUNDER GRAMEEN BANK JIMMY WALES FOUNDER WIKIPEDIA. DAVID GREEN FOUNDER PROJECT IMPACT. BART WEETJENS FOUNDER APOPO
  9. 9. Their idea has been copied They have influenced the politics of their country Ashoka played a significant role in their development Still involved in the development of their innovation 94 % 93 % 56 % 72 % 54 % They are considered as leaders in their field Our impact on the Fellows worldwide Five years after their election, the Ashoka Fellows show incredible results :
  10. 10. 8 Fellows 18 members of Ashoka Support Network Nutrition Health Integration Environment Education ASHOKA BELGIUM
  11. 11. * Ashoka Belgium Strategy Reshape the frontiers of Social Entrepreneurship in Belgium and create a favorable eco- system to develop large-scale solutions, based on three levers of action :
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. • identify, connect and support the world’s leading innovative schools • create a network of Changemaker Schools. • showcase best practice • inspire new ways of thinking • transform the education system and how it defines success WHY CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS?
  14. 14. CMA PROGRAM PHASES Based on a proven Ashoka selection methodology
  15. 15. • NO TWO SCHOOLS LOOK THE SAME • SHARE A BROAD SET OF COMMON CHARACTERISTICS • HAVE A ‘CHANGEMAKER’ PROGRAM IN PLACE THAT’S WORKING WHAT MAKES A CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL?
  16. 16.  Vision: cultivates ‘Changemakers’ skills in pupils:  empathy  teamwork  leadership  creativity Example: school in Brussels CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL DNA
  17. 17. Active Learning: • Pupils active contributors, • Learning environment encourages participation • Experiential learning throughout school day Example: small elementary school that reinvented itself. CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL DNA
  18. 18. Innovation: • demonstrated ability and willingness • to develop and test new ideas. • school’s leadership encourages • culture of innovation Example: Elementary school that has broken down walls CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL DNA
  19. 19. Influence: • The Changemaker School – regardless of size or location – has the capacity to inspire other schools. Example: secondary school that has been copied in Chile and Rwanda CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL DNA
  20. 20. 0 100 200 300 400 500 2013 2014 2015 2016 World Europe Belgium • First elected schools in 2014 Target : 4 schools in Belgium and 27 in Europe (UK, FR, SWE etc.) • Reiterate program annually Target : create a national, European and finally global network of schools CMA CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS STRATEGY CMSchools Growth Plan Numberofschools
  21. 21. CMA CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS : EVERYONE BENEFITS
  22. 22. Ashoka Belgium Virginie Samyn– Representative Ashoka Belgium vsamyn@ashoka.org

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