Ashoka - Scandinavian Fellows

Sweden

Field of Work: Economic Development
Tackling the dual challenges of integration and joblessness among immigrant community in Sweden through for-profit mentoring programmes across Sweden.

Norway

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Kjartan Eide is shifting the norms in classrooms across Scandinavia to unleash the active, playful, and empathetic nature of young people. Through a peer-based role modeling approach to recess, Kjartan is building a future where youth consider it “cool to be nice.” 

Norway

Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Eddi Eidsvåg is helping troubled youth (pøbel in Norwegian) who are ill-equipped for successful entry into the workforce to recognize their potential and acquire the attitudes and habits that are needed to obtain and hold a job.

Norway

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Overhauling the teaching of science in Norway;building a culture of experiential learning and cutting edge science through extracurricular courses, teacher training and policy shift

Denmark

Field of Work: Economic Development
Sascha Haselmayer is creating mechanisms to spread innovation into cities, improve governance, and radically alter the way cities deliver much-needed services. With the use of new technology application concepts—a city as a lab—he is mobilizing a new community focused on making cities more functional for citizens. Sascha is creating a new space for government, corporations, and public sectors to engage for larger social impact.

Denmark

Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Jesper Juul has transformed the dynamics within family relationships and tapped into governments, professionals, and lay people to spawn a broad popular movement for people to become changemakers.

Norway

Field of Work: Health
Lone Koldby is humanizing long-term care for the elderly in Norway by placing activity and social interaction at the center of the care regimens in nursing homes and empowering their occupants to play active roles in designing those regimens and reclaiming their rights as senior citizens.

Canada

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Johann, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, is improving the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Johann’s programs bring about behavioral changes and enhance children’s holistic development through the medium of sport and other games in 23 countries. Johann is now leveraging his experience by working with the United Nations to include sports in the Millennium Development Goals, and by helping national governments include sport in their social development policies.

Sweden

Field of Work: Human Rights

Sweden

Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Through creating and uplifting new role models from diverse backgrounds, Admir fosters a new kind of society in Scandinavia – one that is more open to failure, participation, and optimism.