We now live in a changemaker world.
Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, today Ashoka is the world’s largest network of leading social entrepreneurs (now over 3500 in 90 countries) and ranks among the top 5 NGOs in the world. The first-ever social entrepreneur to be selected as an Ashoka Fellow was Gloria De Souza from India, in 1982, who revolutionized the system of learning in classrooms. Impacting millions of people and communities through their work, our Fellows include people like Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Wendy Kopp (Teach for All), Nobel Laureates Kailash Satyarthi (Bachpan Bachao Andolan) and Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta (Goonj), among several others. Currently, we have over 400 Ashoka Fellows in India in wide-ranging fields such as farming, education, human rights, finance, local media, and women and youth empowerment. Ashoka is committed to helping the world adapt to an age that is increasingly defined by change rather than repetition through its 'Everyone A Changemaker' movement.