Overview:Ashoka is a network of social entrepreneurs worldwide that supports social entrepreneurs, promotes group entrepreneurship, and builds infrastructure for the citizen sector. It has nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. It launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world. Ashoka Fellows are the core of its community, and their insights show the nature and the necessities of the society. Its vision is enabling an ""everyone a change maker"" world. Its objective is to equip more people, including young people with the skillset and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, and country. Its strategic initiatives focus on setting in motion the people, resources, and ecosystems that will bring about a social revolution where everyone contributes to change for the good of all. Ashoka is achieving large-scale social innovation by working in partnership with private, philanthropic, and citizen sector players. Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton.