Everyone Can Be a Changemaker: The Ashoka Effect

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It’s time to hear more about the ancient Asian Indian emperor Ashoka who, after savage conquests, underwent a moral catharsis and thereafter pledged to follow the principles of the right life in which compassion, thoughtfulness, goodness, environmental care, and all means for the good of the public were practiced. Following his example, an agency was established to support individuals who visualize mechanisms to make constructive changes any place in this world. Such visionaries are termed social entrepreneurs, and if their project is accepted, they receive living expense stipends and the support of successful business leaders. In this colorfully illustrated collection detailing the exploits of sixteen change-makers, the reader learns the background of the innovator along with their projects and how they succeeded. There are the accounts of solar panels developed by a Canadian youth that provide electricity in Kenyan villages; of an American who fostered the development of playgrounds for all children, including those with disabilities; and of a Lebanese activist who unites hostile folks through an appreciation of their common national foods. These and many more stories of how dreamers for positive change actuated their ventures provide impressive models of how anyone can become a functional change-maker for the good. This is an inspiring narrative that will be appreciated by a teenage and even a more mature audience.

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Author Christine Welldon
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 72 pages
Publisher Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Publish Date 2018-Aug-30
ISBN 9781554553570
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Issue October 2018
Category Children's
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