Everywhere we go, Ryan and I meet exceptional people who have been awarded fellowships. Today I met Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, the Founder of Build Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people build safer, earthquake-resistant housing in China, Indonesia and Haiti. The organization was seed-funded in 2004 with an Echoing Green Fellowship, which provides support to emerging social entrepreneurs. In 2009, Dr. Hausler was also named an Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow, an award for innovators who adapt a technology for use as a social change tool. To date, Build Change has helped build almost 18,500 homes and trained more than 4,000 construction professionals and school children.
Are you a social entrepreneur with an exceptional idea? There is a wide range of fellowships and awards for talented people looking to solve the world’s most difficult problems , and we look forward to adding these fellowships to the ProFellow database!