Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 1986
    This description of Alphonse Jemonie's work was prepared when Alphonse Jemonie was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1986.
    Introduction
    Alphonso Jemonie has worked with hundreds of young rag pickers, giving them a place to assemble and a place to take classes to prepare them for employment. Having survived as an unskilled, unemployed youth himself, Alphonso wants to show the way for others.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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