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    Ashoka Fellow Sakena Yacoobi - Afghanistan

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    Born to a middle class family in Afghanistan, Sakena and her siblings were raised in an environment where they were expected to go to school. In her youth, Sakena was accepted to medical school but was unable to attend, as there was no dormitory for girls. Instead her father sent her to the U.S. for school to receive a degree in biological sciences and later a masters in public health. 

    #LeadYoung - Growing up in a world of change: two girls in Bangalore fighting water waste

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    Two girls in Bangalore saw the problem of waste around them.

    Candice Lys: Arctic Sex-ed with an Artsy Twist

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    Candice Lys is a newly appointed (2017) Canadian Ashoka Fellow, being recognized for her innovative approach to teaching sexual and men

    #BooksnotBullets: Friedensnobelpreisträgerin macht Kampagne für mehr Bildungsgerechtigkeit und weniger Rüstungsausgaben

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    Malala Yousafzai ist die jüngste Friedensnobelpreisträgerin der Geschichte.

    This 16-Year-Old Ashoka Youth Venturer Is Helping Solve Critical Needs Of Schools

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    Isana Nambiar has always been a great fan of female entrepreneurs, following the stories of many.

    Amina Evangelista Swanepoel is dramatically changing the lives of women and youth in the Philippines by confronting the deep-rooted culture of stigma and misinformation surrounding reproductive and sexual health. By implementing an approach that prioritizes empowerment and community wellbeing, Amina is able to transform the discourse from a morally polarizing issue to one that recognizes reproductive rights as a vital aspect of the country’s overall health and development.

    Passo a Passo

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    Fourteen-year old Ingrid, in recovery from a crippling crack addiction at the Lua Nova r

    Tightrope Enterprises

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    Managing any type of social enterprise is truly a tightrope act: you have to find this perfect balance between implementing effective programming, while also keeping yourself afloat administratively.

    So how do you get empathy, anyway? (Hint: You won't find it in a lecture.)

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    This week I’ve been in Paris, France attending the Ashok