Organization Name: Ashoka

Focus Area: Growing Learners / Adult Learners
Region: Brazil / Latin America
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2021
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone is a changemaker world”.

Why We Invested

Ashoka identifies and supports social entrepreneurs worldwide, while also learning and adopting new models and trends in social innovation. Established in Brazil in 1986, the organization has a long history of engaging local social entrepreneurs, transforming schools and working with youth. In recent years, Ashoka’s work in Brazil has expanded its scope to promote the strengthening of individual autonomy and agency. Their Changemaker program, for example, connects schools, young leaders, teachers’ unions and social entrepreneurs, while cultivating conscious empathy, teamwork, creativity and leadership. Our partnership with Ashoka supports their efforts to cultivate a future Brazil that is more locally connected and embodies autonomy, solidarity and empathy.