Riverside School creates nurturing learning environments where children explore, innovate, and learn to be changemakers. By building strong relationships with the community, they become active citizens, instilled with social responsibility, interest in civic life, and understanding of activism.
Suparna Gupta is plugging the gaps that exist in India's juvenile justice system. By designing processes that make the provisions of the landmark Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2000, actionable, Suparna is creating an entire, uninterrupted continuum of care for children who are detained under the Act, from Prevention to Probation and finally integration with society.
By creating a large resource base of new 'role models' or mentors for underprivileged children, Sriram Ayer is introducing the component of empathy in the existing education system and bridging the gap between a child's perceived intelligence quotient and hidden emotional quotient. He is thus ushering in a systemic change in the way education is perceived and delivered to low-income groups and adding a new dimension to the way their dormant skills and abilities can be nurtured to ensure a future at par with the rest.
Rama and Padmanabha Rao are providing a viable and attractive solution to multigrade and multilevel learning common in rural areas of India. By bringing together parents, teachers, and children, they have developed a system for creating an effective learning environment supplemented with versatile educational materials.
Transforming Education: Ashoka, Start Empathy, and Changemaker Schools
Ashoka is the biggest and oldest global network of social entrepreneurs. Over the past 30 years Ashoka has identified and supported 3,000 entrepreneurs who are applying creative solutions to the world’s biggest social, environmental and economic challenges.