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"The experience was amazing!"
"The journey had a profound impact for our organization. It helped re-focus our social investment strategy, moving from simply check writing to more of a social venture capitalist approach."
Kelly Lauber, Global Director of Strategic Planning, Nike Corporate Responsibility
"Great value for money. The journey delivered more than promised and more than anticipated."
"As a result of coming on the journey, I am discussing a new collaborative effort in the financial access arena with a potential partner in India."
Biplab Das, Director, Credit Suisse
"This journey was a meaningful and life-changing experience."
"Emotionally and intellectually challenging, it provided an opportunity for personal growth and to spread the word about the good work people are doing."
Yaso Thiru, Associate Professor of Accounting & Management, Alaska Pacific University
"This journey was stimulating, moving, inspiring, humbling and uplifting."
"There is no substitute for interacting up close with entrepreneurs in their environment and context. Loved every minute of it."
Katina Grays, Associate General Counsel - Asia Pacific Region, Habitat for Humanity
"There’s something inside us all that yearns to make a positive impact on the world around us. If you’re looking for a catalyst that will re-connect you with that bit of your soul, this is it!"
William Hoyle, Chief Executive, Charity Technology Trust
"I would recommend anyone who might be contemplating involvement of time and money in the voluntary sector to go on a Journey for Change."
"It will open your eyes… you cannot fail to be inspired by the people you will meet and the stories they tell."
Christopher Purvis, Former Director, SG Warburg, Japan
"The journey provided an excellent opportunity to meet dynamic and compassionate social change leaders who are not only inspirational but also work hard to deliver their mission."
Catherine Brown, Country Director, Kyrgyzstan, Mercy Corps
"A fantastic way to get a first meaningful exposure to India, social enterprise, and models for addressing social issues in different ways."
Nat Sloane, Co-founder and Vice Chair, Impetus Trust
"The journey is potentially life changing"
"It challenged many ideas and assumptions about social enterprise as well as developing countries. I have proposed that the NHS has a permanent place on future journeys for Chief Executives as a part of their personal development."
Julie Dent, Former Chief Executive, South West London Strategic Health Authority
"I can’t speak highly enough of the India Social Entrepreneurship Journey"
"I took great inspiration from meeting people with a similar personal and/or professional background to me, now using their skills and passion to make sustainable and large-scale impact. It really was a prodigious experience."
Vinay Nair, Executive Director, JPMorgan
"Not only did the journey fulfill everything that I expected, but the interactions between participants were really important to reinforce our learning."
"Since taking part in the journey, I have volunteered for Ashoka to be their Interim Country Representative to help establish the Ashoka China Team."
Patrick Cheung, Ashoka Representative, Greater China
"Thoughtfully planned, magnificently executed, Journeys for Change could not have provided a more supportive and conducive environment in which to think, with like-minded fellow travelers, about sustainable social initiatives with sustainable social impact."
"The added extras of unexpected cultural treasures was the icing on an already tasty and satisfying cake! It has been a valuable stepping stone that is important to me. So thank you JFC team for a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging experience."
Phillida Purvis, Director, Links Japan
"Guided by an outstanding JFC team, you will be humbled by the extraordinary social entrepreneurs, the magic and mystery of India and the power of your fellow travelers."
"You will get out of it just as much as you put in."
Andy Powell, Former CEO, Edge
"The journey opened my eyes to opportunities I had never considered before"
"It helped establish a confidence in me as a leading social innovator among my peers. I would highly recommend it... changed my life."
Trevor Lynn, Founder, Mow & Grow and award-winning social entrepreneur
"The group were a treat: an excellent and international mix with a wonderful diversity of experience"
"The trip gave me a wider perspective on my work... and a willingness to take more risks and challenges."
Nicola Pollock, Director of Grant-making, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
"Taking part in the journey was the most inspiring and informative experience of my professional life"
"It provided me with living, breathing insights into leadership, creativity and the spirit of entrepreneurship. The quality of the visits was exceptional, from the logistical support to the idea-generating sessions. The trip was a real life-changer."
James Baderman, ?What If! Social Innovation Foundation
"Don't waste your money on conferences; come on a Journey for Change. You will see, touch and feel the transformational potential of social entrepreneurship"
"If you want to open your eyes to see new opportunities for your organization and for you personally then a journey with Journeys for Change is for you."
Sue White, Head of Social Enterprise Unit, UK Department of Health
"Provided a new angle to look at my work"
"Fantastic people, an amazing experience!"
Rob Wilson, Founder, Read International & award-winning social entrepreneur