Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
    This description of Estela Villareal's work was prepared when Estela Villareal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
    Estela Villarreal uses modified recreational spaces to facilitate interaction between disabled and nondisabled youth, promoting mainstream integration for people with special needs throughout Mexico and Central America.
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    Unidos A.C. aims to guide an awareness of new markets such as businesses and schools. To expand on the model by working with businesses with a national presence and to train them on this model and apply it in community centers throughout the country. To pass on this knowledge and model by use of a technological platform and online course.

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