Kleks Academy
3 min readMay 9, 2022

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Learning through creative fun is at the core of the Kleks Academy and empathy is one of its key values. We feel privileged to work together with the Ashoka organisation — who has made a real and meaningful impact in the world by supporting true social changemakers throughout the last 40+ years. We plan to support Ashoka with a donation of 1% of our revenues. Thanks to the Ashoka organisation’s incredible global network of experts in fields including children’s education, psychology, sociology, and emotional intelligence, we will have a very valuable partner who will help us create smart and creative challenges for our community. We embrace Ashoka’s vision of an „everyone a changemaker world” as it expresses the core values of the Kleks Academy.

The Ashoka Story

Ashoka is known for its relentless insistence on finding people with a fundamentally new vision of what is possible in the world. Since 1981, Ashoka has been finding and supporting leading social entrepreneurs around the world: men and women with powerful new solutions to today’s most difficult challenges, who possess the skills and the drive to create entirely new patterns in their fields — from education to health to the environment. To date, they have supported more than 3,500 of them in 90 countries.

But a few years ago, they realized that wasn’t enough: they needed more than a few lone heroes working in isolation. They needed all of us, working together to solve problems in our homes, our workplaces, our neighborhoods and our communities. They had seen again and again what happens when you unleash agency in people of every age — whether 12 or 70 — by creating opportunities for them to problem-solve.

So Ashoka set their sights on a new mission: shaping what they call an Everyone a Changemaker world. Since then, they have helped thousands of young people launch their own social ventures, proving you don’t have to wait to grow up to change the world. They have opened the door to anyone with a good idea for solving serious challenges through online competitions on changemakers.com. Ashoka has teamed up with colleges and universities to grow the next generation of leaders, tearing down the walls between today’s leading thinkers and doers.

Along the way they couldn’t help but notice a central ingredient that fueled people’s motivation and imagination, and that determined how effective they were as problem-solvers, team players, and leaders. That ingredient? Empathy. This is exactly why Ashoka finds empathy as one of the key skills in the 21st century.

Why Empathy? It Gives You The Power To Change the World

Our world is full of complex challenges, where the decision of one person can have ripple effects through communities and cultures. Empathy gives us the will and the tools to be effective changemakers. Today’s complex challenges cannot be solved by one person or one organization. Empathy motivates us to build something better together and helps us do so with imagination and respect — guided by a deep understanding for the people and the world around us.

In the following weeks, we will be spotlighting various ideas, programs, and case studies focusing on empathy, that have shown to make a real change. We hope these articles serve a valuable source of inspiration.

For more information about the Kleks Academy, please visit our website and request our Manuscript: http://kleks.academy/

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To learn more about the Ashoka organisation. Please visit: https://www.ashoka.org/

We invite you to subscribe to our Medium.com channel as we will publish weekly content related to the project, as well as insightful articles exploring creativity, imagination, empathy, and various aspects of emotional.We invite you to subscribe to our Medium.com channel as we will publish weekly content related to the project, as well as insightful articles exploring creativity, imagination, empathy, and various aspects of emotional intelligence.

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