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Madison Ayer

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2011

Kenya

Madison Ayer has launched Farm Shop, a non-profit Kenyan Trust, to transform the system for delivering agricultural inputs to rural, smallholder households. Farm Shop removes barriers in the “last mile” to improve the entire system for all stakeholders: Input suppliers, distributors, agro-dealers...

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Sharafat Azad is addressing the gaping hole in occupational health hazard prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in India. With the majority of India’s work force in the informal sector, most laborers work in dangerous health conditions for little pay and without access to insurance or treatment...

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Magdy Aziz

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2005

Egypt

Magdy Aziz is promoting gender equality in Egyptian society by teaching children about their rights and empowering them to exercise them. Starting in the city of Minya, he is working through the existing educational system to provide boys and girls alike a venue to express themselves freely while...

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Imam Aziz

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2003

Indonesia

Imam Aziz is spearheading a citizen-based reconciliation movement that will help Indonesia deal with its past by airing the facts of the 1965 massacres, events that created deep rifts that continue to divide Indonesian society decades later.

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Peter Azolibe is reducing the incidence of avoidable genetic diseases, primarily sickle cell anemia, by testing and educating rural communities on genotypes and prevention.

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Michel Babadjide

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2015

Benin

Michel is rapidly increasing organic food production by blending traditional agro-pastoral practices with modern techniques. His inclusive approach addresses farmers from all economic strata to engage in more profitable activities. By increasing organic farming and the natural breeding of animals...

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Josephina Bacariça

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 1988

Brazil

Josephina Bacarica directs an agricultural community center in Sao Paulo which promotes directed educational programs to avoid migration to the city.

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Juliana Bacis Ceddia

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2000

Brazil

Dr. Juliana Bacis Ceddia, a physician specializing in cardiology, has created an effective method for treating heart defects among infants, children, and adolescents from poor families. She has demonstrated that it is possible to reform Brazil's rigid and poorly funded public health system to...

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Márta Bácskai

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2013

Hungary

Márta Bácskai is changing the way holistic, child-centered health education is delivered to children and their families. She targets children, parents, and preschool teachers with a unique and comprehensive prevention program to encourage children to become conscious about their health. By centering...

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John Badalu

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2008

Indonesia

A film producer and publicist, John Badalu is working to reverse the cultural trend of discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans-sexual (LGBT) individuals in Indonesia. Using the incredibly popular medium of film, he is increasing tolerance of diversity and empowering sexual...

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