Open-Source Social Ventures
We can foster the innate curiosity, creativity, and passion of young people and empower them to tackle the world's grand challenges. By enabling them to impact their world in a real way from a young age, we can help instill the core skills they need to set them on a trajectory that will drive real change in communities, societies and the world.
193 countries have signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to tackle the world's grandest challenges over the next 15 years. The Ashoka organization has the world's largest fellowship of social entrepreneurs working on these challenges and a growing network of schools empowering children to become changemakers themselves. We believe it is this network that can be the seed to inspire children and young adults everywhere to take a lead in the accomplishment of the SDG goals and other global challenges.
Through a mobile phone and web application, we are leveraging our Ashoka network to bring changemakers together, help existing projects and inspire new changemakers to start their own projects. It is this global collaboration and a spirit of openness that can drive impact at an exponential pace across all the world's grand challenges.