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Mohammed Al-Bakri

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2016

Saudi Arabia

Muhammad aims to prevent the re-production of poverty in the Saudi Arabian society by shifting the mindset of Saudi philanthropy from charity to social entrepreneurship. He is promoting the philosophy of sustainable development that not only ends the near total reliance on charity but also...

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Khalid Alkhudair

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2013

Saudi Arabia

Khalid Alkhudair is strengthening the role of women in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf by carving out new professional work opportunities for women and then integrating them into the workforce.

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Saadya El Wafy

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2007

Saudi Arabia

Saadya El Wafy is promoting development in squatter areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that are often ignored. She convenes stakeholders in a framework of civil district councils and empowers communities to alleviate poverty. The first Saudi woman to found a community-based civil society...

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