Caregivers

Poland
Educational Lab AKSJOMAT / Pracownia Edukacyjna AKSJOMAT

Krzysztof Liszcz is training the mothers of children with cerebral palsy to provide improved care for their children in a home-based program that is spreading throughout Poland. His program reduces state expenditures while certifying the mothers so that they can earn money with their new skills.

Poland

Father Czeslaw Kuba Marchewicz is growing a network of community supports for people with severe disabilities in Poland. He organizes and facilitates groups and communities that take responsibility for creating a sustainable and effective support structure for the individuals in their care.

Brazil

Ana has designed an educational curriculum for daycare centers which can transform custodial care into valuable educational and social situations for preschool children. Ana plans to spend the next two years applying this curriculum in 10 daycare centers in the city of Sao Paulo, and writing "how-to" pamphlets.

Germany
VerbaVoice

Michaela Nachtrab envisions a society in which accessibility for hearing disabled and deaf citizens is the norm rather than the exception. This means seamless communication in educational and professional environments as well as access to information, events, and all kinds of media. Michaela introduced VerbaVoice as a platform to jumpstart a self-organized community of deaf and hard of hearing...

United States
Medic Mobile

Josh Nesbit is creating connected and coordinated rural healthcare systems, transforming the efficacy of decentralized rural public health by reinventing the role of the locally-based community health worker thanks to smart and simple mobile phone-based solutions.

Poland
Fundacja Rozwoju Dzieci im. Jana Amosa Komeńskiego

Teresa Ogrodzinska has brought the universal pre-school education to rural areas of Poland. Having demonstrate effectiveness of the alternative and innovative models of pre-school education adjusted economically and geographically to the local settings of the most deprive rural areas, she has led to the policy changes on the national level in the field of early child education. Teresa is not...

Nigeria
Community Child Education and Development

Molara Otujo, the founder of a successful pre-school program for middle-class children, is now helping those responsible for the rudimentary backyard and hallway facilities that serve poor children add significant elements of educational enrichment and safety.

Uruguay

Javier Palummo is working with lawyers, law schools and students, citizen organizations, and the media to prepare court systems in Uruguay to fairly address public interest issues and better protect individual rights.

Indonesia
Jarimatika Foundation

Septi Peni Wulandani is empowering Indonesian housewives to be more self-reliant by teaching them easy educational methods that involve them in their children’s early education. In addition to enhancing mothers’ roles in the family and community, Septi’s program provides additional income for their families.  

India
Koshish

Most states in India criminalize beggary to banish “destitutes” from the streets to state run “homes.” This criminalization coupled with a lack of rehabilitation further marginalizes beggars and also destitutes, as the homeless and indigents are often mistaken as beggars. Tarique Mohammad Qureshi challenges and transforms such perceptions on the part of the public and the state and its...

Ecuador

Sylvia Reyes, an educational psychologist, trains informal case workers to help parent’s recover from psychological damage, enabling them to protect and provide for their children, while providing them with the care they need for full development.

France
Pesinet

Anne Roos-Weil has piloted a cost effective medical system to drastically reduce the number of African children and mothers who die from benign diseases. Combining simple skills and cell phones, she systematically collects basic health data and transfers it electronically to local medical staff to inform proper treatment or medical action. Endorsed by the Malian Health Ministry and private...

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