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April 5, 2018

Three Echoing Green Fellows Receive 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Next week, nearly 1,000 social entrepreneurs, supporters, and industry leaders will gather in Oxford for the annual Skoll World Forum. Ahead of the forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the recipients of the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. We are thrilled that three Echoing Green Fellows will be honored: Barbara Pierce Bush '09, founder of Global Health Corps; Lesley Marincola '13, founder of Angaza; and Anushka Ratnayake '12, founder of myAgro.

“In tackling issues ranging from financial inclusion to clean energy to poverty alleviation, these pioneering leaders, together with their teams and partners, demonstrate the potential for lasting equilibrium change.” —Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation

Learn more about this year's awardees below, and watch Anushka, Barbara, and Lesley receive their awards live on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00-6:00PM (GMT+1).

myAgro farmers with a precision planter, a machine that allows them to plant much quicker and double their harvests. Photo courtesy of myAgro.
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See the full list of the 2018 Skoll Award recipients here.