Ashoka Fellow
This description of Mara Maudet's work was prepared when Mara Maudet was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Since the early 1980s, Mara Maudet has been creating and mainstreaming a set of standards for the design and delivery of social services in disenfranchised urban areas in France; now a common practice in childcare. Targeting early childhood, youth and women’s economic empowerment, Mara’a work has been helping welfare policymaking processes shift from a top-down model, to a concerted approach engaging citizen organizations in the design and delivery of social services centered around the needs of citizens.
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