“ Some people don’t just read the story. They change it.”
Ashoka’s Support “ Ashoka is a great global organization built on a brilliant idea. It picks up social innovators when they themselves don’t know what path breaking changes they can make. That’s the stage when budding innovators needs the support most. Ashoka helps local innovators effect global solutions.” - Muhammad Yunus Founder & CEO, The Grammen Bank Bangladesh
“ We support the youngest changemakers in the world ” We are building a world in which ‘everyone is a changemaker’ through a global culture of young people initiating positive, lasting change.
2 weeks 2 weeks Field testing ideas Process Overview Building the Community Full Launch & Seed Funding 1 week Youth Venture Program Cycle Office Hours and Mentoring Idea Development Workshop (2 days) Idea Refinement - Peer Group Discussions (1/2 day) Celebration (1 day) Collaboration/ Exchange Meet (1 day) Community Building Workshop (1 day) Outreach Session Resource Planning Workshop (2 days) Panel (1 day) = Mentor-led = Peer-to-peer Legend
One youth initiative Other initiatives leaders get inspired engaged citizen 1-3 core team 200-1000 beneficiary Unto 25 team members /volunteers
<ul><li>Ashok, 20, Coloba </li></ul><ul><li>Venture – Oscar </li></ul><ul><li>Ashok has started a group called "Oscar" that teaches life skills through football to school dropouts. The game keeps children away from drugs; Ashok leverages it to take children back to school. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Natasha,19,Breach </li></ul><ul><li>Candy </li></ul><ul><li>Founder – I-Vote </li></ul><ul><li>Natasha realized that due to the disillusionment with the politicians many young have removed themselves from political dialogue. Her venture strives to increase voter registration among students by performing outreaches in colleges in Mumbai . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Vikas, 24, Navi mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Founder – Sweekar- Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Vikas is combating ignorance of HIV/AIDS through his Venture. Sweekar hosts street plays, informational sessions, and art exhibitions to educate young public about safe sex. </li></ul>