Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Douglas McMeekin's work was prepared when Douglas McMeekin was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Douglas McMeekin has developed a rural education model that integrates academic study with practical experience in microenterprise so that students are prepared to resolve the social, economic, and environmental challenges in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Poor, primarily indigenous students acquire the necessary skills at Yachana to promote entrepreneurship, conservation, and sustainable development in their communities.
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