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Ashoka Changemakers for Education Programme 2024 for Young Changemakers 

Application Deadline: 17th March 2024.

Through Ashoka Changemakers for Education programme search, identify, select and empower up to 25 young‚ education changemakers from across Asia in 2024.

Requirements

  • For the “Changemakers for the Education” programme, Ashoka is looking for young changemakers with a diverse range of bottom up approaches to tackling education inequality. You must come from or currently living / having impact in a country in South Asia (which includes  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and/or South-East Asia (which includes Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore). The programme has a particular focus on (but not limited to) individuals and projects from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
  • Country: You must come from or currently living / having impact in a country in South Asia (which includes  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and/or South-East Asia (which includes Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore). The programme has a particular focus on (but not limited to) individuals and projects from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
  • Age: For this programme you must be aged 18–35. Due to permission reasons, we focus on over 18s. (Please note that changemakers of all ages are welcome to join other activities like Train the Trainer programmes, the Changemaker for Democracy programme or activities of the Possibilists.)
  • Role: You are the founder/co-founder, leader/co-leader, manager/co-manager (or hold an influential position with decision-making power, e.g. intrapreneur) of a social/environmental venture/organisation which is up and running and addresses education inequality. We acknowledge though that positive social change is not a ‘hero fight’, hence we’re also explicitly open to people who have been nominated or ‘put forward’ by their collective or team in order to represent them and their initiative/s. 
  • Complete application: The application form must be fully completed. Only applications submitted before the deadline can be accepted.

Cost:

  • Participants are asked to cover their own transportation costs from where they live to the country / location of the summit. However, ChangemakerXchange will cover ALL OTHER COSTS associated with the summit and programme, such as: accommodation, catering, local transportation, room hire, equipment & material, COVID-19 rapid tests, FFP2 masks, facilitation & hosting compensation, programme manager compensation, carbon emissions offsetting derived from the local hosting, post-summit capacity-building programme and post-summit community engagement activities.

Timeline:

  • Application Phase: 19th February to 17th March 2024.
  • Deadline for Applications: 17th March 2024 (11:59 PM GMT).
  • Review of Applications: 18th March to 27th March 2024.
  • Next Steps: 28th March 2024 – All candidates will be informed, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to a (max.) 45 min online interview.
  • Online In-Person Interviews: 28th March to 26th April 2024.
  • Notification of Final Outcome: 3rd May 2024 – shortlisted candidates will be informed if they’re selected for the programme.

More Info: Ashoka Changemakers for Education Program

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