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2012-07-24 02:26:51

NEW DELHI, India, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - World's 20th Ashoka Stupa Found and Restored to its Former Glory - His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa Installs World's Largest Buddha Statue Drukpa Buddhists, led by the spiritual Head, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (HHGD) have completed the mammoth task of restoring the sacred historic Buddhist site at Nangchen, China. The restoration and beautification process had been on for the past 5 years under adverse...

2012-06-18 02:25:10

LOS CABOS, Mexico, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- G2012 Mexico is partnering with Ashoka Changemakers to launch the G2012 Mexico Financial Inclusion: Innovative Solutions for Unlocking Access challenge, an online competition to find groundbreaking initiatives from around the world that make financial services accessible to underserved and excluded communities. "Promoting greater financial inclusion is a key focus for the Mexican Presidency of the G20 this year," said Jose Antonio...

2012-05-07 02:29:00

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- How does a leading citizen sector organization (CSO) promote the publication of its first book, "Rippling," and use that milestone to raise further awareness of its mission and solicit donations at the same time? That was the marketing challenge posed by Ashoka (www.ashoka.org) to Fulcrum (www.fulcrum-mktg.com), an innovative marketing services, data analytics and technology company. "Rippling" is a non-fiction book about Ashoka's long experience...

2012-01-19 10:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka Changemakers® is launching a global competition today titled: Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters. More than $70,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best ideas, programs, and learning models that ensure children master empathy, enabling them to be effective citizens, leaders, and...

2011-11-08 14:09:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public has been awarded three awards from around the world honoring his work on behalf of social entrepreneurship through the organization he founded, Ashoka. At a time when the world is faced with deeply troubling challenges, these accolades celebrate the Ashoka Fellows that emerge from every corner of the earth to shine light on innovative solutions and the spirit of...

2011-10-31 09:57:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, is in Chicago today to receive the prestigious John W. Gardner Leadership Award. The Award was established in 1985 to honor outstanding Americans who exemplify the leadership and the ideals of John W. Gardner (1912-2002), American statesman and founding chair of Independent Sector. Independent Sector presents the award each year to an individual whose leadership in or with the...

2011-10-24 21:33:00

OVIEDO, Spain, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, received the Prince of Asturias Prize in International Cooperation last Friday, in a lavish awards ceremony broadcast throughout Europe. The prize is Spain's highest honor and one of Europe's most prestigious awards, often compared to the Nobel Peace Prize. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philip of Spain and Princess Letizia were in attendance during the ceremony, which honored...

2011-07-14 12:29:00

Supported by Google, the competition aims to boost media access and participation around the world WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka Changemakers, with the support of Google, launched Citizen Media: A Global Innovation Competition to discover ground-breaking solutions that boost media access and participation around the world. These two global leaders in innovation and social change have come together to connect people to the power of media in order to drive...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a three-year global initiative to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers® today announced the launch of the Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being competition. This worldwide competition invites the most innovative models and solutions that...

2011-06-22 04:00:00

PARIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that they will launch a three-year global initiative to improve health in communities around the world. The "Making More Health" initiative will promote healthy individuals, families and communities by identifying and supporting the most promising solutions to challenging health problems. The partnership includes support for a series of programs aimed at identifying innovative health solutions,...