Skoll Foundation Announces Five $1.25 Million Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Monday, April 11, 2016
Kicking off this week’s 13th Annual Skoll World Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the six recipients of the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders whose organizations are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world.
This year’s Awardees are social entrepreneurs who have developed new solutions to stop gender-based violence; expose, end, and prevent conflict and human rights abuse; put the power of the law in the hands of the people living outside of its protection; free the unjustly imprisoned and reform the criminal justice system; and support health entrepreneurs who save lives door-to-door.
“The social entrepreneur is driven to challenge injustice,” said Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Foundation.