The search found 18 results in 0.027 seconds.

Search results

    A "self-funding" education - Breaking poverty by providing access to higher education

    Story

    Taddy Blecher, an Ashoka fellow, founded the Maharishi Institute to try and revive a

    Reinaldo fosters the development of citizens as collaborators, entrepreneurs and knowledge producers. Through a methodology that creates new opportunities for cooperative learning, he is helping youth in Salvador and Sao Paulo create their own socially responsible enterprises, products and services through digital media.

    Rosana Grinberg has been developing an effective way to contact, inform, and empower excluded people in Recife, making them aware of their rights and explaining current government programs and services for consumer defense and promotion of civil rights.

    Pablo Capilé has created a model for a successful professional livelihood in music, art, and other cultural arenas based on collaboration and collective work as a viable alternative to the often-false hope of individual fame and fortune.

    By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient.

    Rodrigo Baggio spearheads a rapidly growing movement to equip young people in low-income communities with computer skills and thus to expand their job opportunities and their access to modern society.

    With "Digitale Helden" (Digital Heroes), Jörg Schüler and his team equip a new generation of digital natives with the competencies to deal with digital emergencies and establish a culture of empathy online.

    Isolation and inactivity among marginalized communities – from refugee camps to underprivileged neighborhoods – can have dramatic consequences such as violence and physical and mental health problems in communities. In response, Jérémy is defining a new standard for libraries in the 21st Century, repositioning their role in communities as key vectors of economic and human development.