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Education as a path to Social Innovation

When talking about education, the image that comes to mind, in general, is a classroom of elementary school, with chairs, students lined up and a teac…

What I’ve Learned as an Apprentice at Ashoka

Unsure of how to explain what social innovation is to those who asked me, but certain it was a field I wanted to work in, I had a vision board for a f…

Being an Amani Fellow and an Entrepreneur

Before joining Amani Institute as a Social Innovation Management Fellow, I founded Mithra Trust. As a Fellow, I’ve joined Amani’s Start Up Track, …

Learning from Social Entrepreneurs

What do a former biomedical engineer, lawyer, software engineer, and 2 IT professionals have in common? They have all transitioned from their previous…

To Walk Your Talk: Find Your Tribe

In 2016, Renelyn Lastimosa was working for an international exchange program in Manila, but she felt something was missing. As she searched for progra…

Learning from the Fisherwomen of Kumta

By: Daniel Telli VogelAmani Social Innovation Management Fellow India Class 1When joining my organization as an apprentice during Amani’s Social Inn…

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In Search of Hope

By: Rishabh LalaniMy initial years of working were spent in large offices, enclosed in air conditioned cubicles, wrapped in formal clothing. In search…

Developing Leadership for Life’s Challenges

By: Fiona VazSeven years ago, when I was vice principal of a school in Mumbai, I was completely new to the concept of leadership. Never mind that I ha…

Exploring India’s Sustainable Tourism Sector with Campmonk

By: Vanessa PenayoI’ve always been interested in environmental issues, and when I arrived in India to spend 4 months at Amani Institute in Bengaluru…

Quantifying my Immersion Phase in India

02.04.2018It’s been exactly one month since I’ve taken off on a sunny, frigid winter day in Berlin to arrive in Bangalore, marking my stay in Indi…

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