Changemakers are here to tackle the world’s problems head on. They travel the world to help solve issues, but the cost of airfare takes away resources that could be used elsewhere. Through the BLUE CLASS program, ANA can help with their airfare, so more of the Changemakers’ funds go towards their worthy causes. Get to know the Changemakers today – and together, we can make the world a better place.
Bart Weetjens came up with the idea for APOPO, a social enterprise that trains African giant pouched rats to identify dangers such as landmines and diseases, ultimately returning safe land back to communities and freeing people from serious illness.
In developing countries, many homes lack their own toilets, let alone public restrooms. Jack works to provide toilets for homes and public areas to improve the quality of life in developing countries.
David is making medical technology and health care services sustainable and accessible to all. He founded companies to manufacture and distribute affordable suture, hearing aids, and prosthetic knees; and developed many of the world’s leading eye care programs.
To educate and mold the next generation of Changemakers of Japan, Ashoka Japan provides the necessary environment for young minds to experiment and learn. They also work to connect role models and resources with companies who wish to contribute to social change.
Endeavor selects, mentors and, in some instances, invests in entrepreneurs who can impact local economies - entrepreneurs ‘who work to change the way the world works.’