Changemaker Conclave gives new dimension to education
Ashoka India organised a two-day Changemaker Conclave, where representatives from some of the country’s most innovative schools and pioneering social entrepreneurs in education, shared one platform.
The conclave, part of the ‘Ashoka Changemaker Schools’ programme launched by Ashoka Innovators for the Public in 2014 in India, provided a platform to principals, teachers, students and parents from Changemaker schools to interact with social entrepreneurs across the country, giving new approaches to education.
Ashoka India has recognised 10 schools – Digantar Vidyalaya, Jaipur; Riverside School, Ahmedabad; RN Poddar School, Mumbai; KCT Vidyaniketan, Pune; TVS Academy, Hosur; Vidyodaya School, Gudalur; Headstart Learning Centre, Chennai; Uday Community School, Sawai Madhopur; Muni International School, Delhi and The Heritage School, Gurgaon as the Changemaker Schools that enable all students to become changemakers.
Vishnu Swaminathan, South Asia Representative, Leadership Group Member, Ashoka, said: “Ashoka as an organisation believes in the vision of ‘Everyone as a Changemaker’ and focuses on building peer networks –be it adults or children. With the Chamgemaker Schools initiative, we are striving to change mind-sets and catalyse changes through schools and across the wider ecosystem, so that we provide every child with an environment and experience that exclusively designed to foster changmaking skills. We believe that these students will become champions of change benefiting the community.”
Also present were Dr Parag Mankeekar, founder of Niti Solutions, Ashraf Patel, Pravah, Sweta Anand Arora, Education Alliance, Darshan Bhat, Creatnet and Harsha Mahabala, Edutel.