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Komal Dadlani

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

Chile

Komal is giving students tools to develop science literacy for an increasingly science-focused world. She works to give all students the opportunity to have lab-based science education by developing methods to use cell phones to mimic lab equipment, giving teachers resources to support them and help...

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Nerea De Ugarte

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

Chile

Nerea is fighting mental health complications that persist from outdated gender norms and stereotypes by changing the culture that creates them instead of simply addressing the symptoms that appear in individual people. She is challenging these pressures on various fronts: educating girls from a...

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Sebastián Marambio

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Chile

Sebastián seeks to change Chile’s educational system so that students’ passion and desire to learn are awakened through creative learning. Sebastián equips students with skills that support both academic achievement and psychological well-being. He does this through Consejo de Curso, a series of...

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Alejandra Jimenez

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Chile

Alejandra is using circus to prepare children and youth to be active citizens. She engages youth from multiple communities in Chilean society, especially those with little or no education in cultural activities. She uses the excitement of the circus to involve the body and mind of children in a wide...

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Sebastián Salinas

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Through his entrepreneurship project, Balloon, Sebastián Salinas is forming agents of change in rural communities, youth, businesses and the public sector—it supports local entrepreneurs from rural areas while forming young university students with commitment to society. By creating links with...

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Natalia Espinoza

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Through her organization Papinotas, or “Parent Notes,” Natalia Espinoza is transforming communication between schools and parents, incentivizing parents’ active participation in their child’s learning. By generating a closer relationship and trust between parents and schools, Natalia is ensuring a...

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Juan Pablo Larenas

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Juan Pablo is changing the way in which Chilean society relates and solves problems. Through a series of initiatives and related organizations, he is driving collaboration between all social sectors, promoting social innovation in B Corporations, government, and civil society to generate solutions...

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Arturo Soto

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Arturo Soto is changing an entire city in Chile, starting by changing the reality of its most vulnerable young people whose main alternatives, like his own, were poverty, drug addiction, and crime. Through his Bodyboarding School and the coordination of public, private and civil institutions, he is...

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Cristián Mackenna

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Through his news outlet, El Definido, Cristián Mackenna is ending the journalistic myth that good news is not news. With a constructive and purposeful editorial line, he is rebuilding social trust, promoting community collaboration, spreading good ideas, and giving citizens the information they need...

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Tomás Despouy

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2014

Chile

Tomás Despouy is cultivating changemaker skills in students from vulnerable areas in Chile. Integrating these skills into the classroom, Tomás is making students protagonists in their own education and that of their peers. The students, as change agents, then infect their schools and neighborhoods...

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