The Organisation:
Founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton in Washington, DC, Ashoka envisions an Everyone Is A Changemaker™ world: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka advocates Social Entrepreneurship. In other words, it has a social oriented aim, but it addresses it through for-profit projects, considered to be more self-sustainable.

The subsidized ones are given the credit to have first coined the term “social engineering”.
Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as “change makers”.

SymbioSwiss Involvement:
SymbioSwiss supports this organization. Claude Béglé participated as a coach in an Ashoka Globalizer Programme, assisting and advising project holders from India and Africa. SymbioSwiss strongly supports the social entrepreneurship approach of Ashoka.

SymbioSwiss is in the process of developing a number of similar social-related projects.


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