Ashoka Singapore

Ashoka Singapore

Ashoka Singapore opened its doors in 2011 with the mission of serving changemakers throughout Asia. As Asia experiences rapid economic growth and regional integration, social entrepreneurs are creating new and better ways to address fundamental human needs ranging from rural education in Thailand to child trafficking in India. Ashoka Singapore directs funding, networking, and resources to Ashoka Fellows as they develop and expand their work. As a central hub in Asia, we are forging valuable partnerships between Fellows, business entrepreneurs, families and individuals looking to make a positive social impact.

Ashoka's Presence in Asia

Ashoka’s roots in Asia were set in 1981, with the election of the very first Ashoka Fellow in India. Today, there are over 600 Ashoka Fellows across the continent, including India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Fellows are working in a wide range of fields including education, health care, human rights, environmental protection, and economic development. From Mumbai to Bali, Ashoka Fellows are making sure that everyone can participate in Asia’s growing prosperity and openness. 

Read more about Ashoka Fellows in Asia.

Our Vision For Asia

Ashoka Singapore is working with partners throughout Asia to realize the “Everyone a Changemaker” vision. Together, we strive to build an Asia where: 

  • People from all walks of life can easily discover their potential as changemakers and take action
  • Corporations can regularly focus their buisiness acumen on essential human needs
  • Philanthropy is more collaborative, strategic and impactful

Ashoka Singapore Team

Chris Cusano
Chris Cusano
Executive Director
Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh
Operations &
Administration Associate
Laura Thompson
Laura Thompson
Program Associate