How? Our Theory of Change
Ashoka is not setting out to teach every child changemaking skills. Instead Ashoka is committed to act as a catalyst focused on creating urgency and demand for changemaking skills in society.
Much like what we did with the field of social entrepreneurship, we are seeking to drive this mindset shift in society by helping people see differently. We intend to work with co-creators (Ashoka Fellows and other leaders) to influence key actors including, parents, schools, governments, media, companies to see why changemaking skills are key for their children to succeed and contribute effectively in society. It will open opportunities to change how we parent, what we teach our children and youth, what stories we write, how we hire and organize or report success.
Success to us lies in tipping the narrative in society on what we believe are the key skills children need. Metrics include – do other key influencers now say empathy and changemaking skills are key? Are more parents prioritizing changemaker skills for their children?
Are schools or government now using pedagogy and curriculum to instill empathy and changemaking skills in teachers / children? Are companies looking to hire changemakers? Are big media platforms writing about empathy and changemaking skills for children?
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