For 35 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship - finding, selecting and supporting some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs. Our network of over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows is successfully implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in almost every area of need, in 88 countries. Ashoka Fellows are extraordinary changemakers. But we believe that everyone needs to become a changemaker.
We believe that everyone should be equipped with the skills that underpin social innovation. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to become the kind of human being who is fully equipped and inclined to change their world for the better - to thrive and help others thrive in the modern world. And we believe that the modern world demands this urgently. To help everyone become a changemaker, we need to make big changes in the way we educate young people.
Building on our extensive experience with seasoned social entrepreneurs and with young changemakers, we are now working to catalyse fundamental changes in the experience of young people so that everyone can become a changemaker. Please see http://belgium.ashoka.org/ and www.ashoka.org for more details.