Country: Germany

Silke Mader and her team work towards improving newborn health and in particular towards providing high-quality treatment and care to preterm infants, ill newborns and their families, resulting in lower short- and long-term health complications and a considerable reduction in healthcare costs. She leads a novel interdisciplinary European project including health professionals, parents, and...

Country: 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.

Country: 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.

Country: Germany
Organization: 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...

Country: United States
Organization: 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.

Country: Poland

Teresa Ogrodzinska has transformed the Polish education system by introducing alternative forms of preschool education. Teresa has done this by creating flexible and inexpensive community-based programs for children’s growth, that respond to the economic situations of rural and provincial areas in Poland. Teresa is also unlocking the potential of rural women by empowering them to play an...

Country: Nigeria
Organization: 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.

Country: 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.

Country: India
Organization: Careers Worldwide

Anil is lifting the veil on a whole problem of human experience in developing countries and that no one else has- that of being a carer . By drawing attention to the emotional, social and economic challenges carers face, he is placing them on the mainstream development agenda and bringing a transformational shift in the way organizations globally work and engage with carers.

Country: Indonesia
Organization: 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.  

Country: India
Organization: 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...

Country: 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.

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