Project Lead(s): Sean A. Kidd
In some circumstances, organizations radically outperform expectations given very limited economic resources. In-depth case studies will be undertaken on six Ashoka Fellows (ashoka.org) making inroads in mental health in low- and lower-middle income countries — their implementation strategies, interventions and resource generation/use. The aim: catalyze and cultivate successful social entrepreneurism to address mental health in other low-income contexts.
"Simply put, we will develop a method for sharing the strategy, vision and passion of Ashoka Fellows, who are arguably professional-level social entrepreneurs. This would then lead to an effort to test whether or not lay social entrepreneurs in other settings can be activated to generate strategies to address mental health, based upon a broader vision to which they are exposed – unique strategies that will thrive in their own local context."