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Eli Beer

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Israel

Eli Beer has created a strong network of volunteer emergency medical helpers to fill the gap between the first call to ambulance companies in life-threatening situations and the actual arrival time of medical professionals. Through his fleet of ambucycles, several thousand volunteers and training...

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Gal Lusky

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2012

Israel

Gal is changing the face of emergency disaster relief by creating international smart networks that deliver crucial aid in high-risk areas.

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Amitay Korn

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2012

Israel

Using a wiki-based platform, Amitay Korn is enhancing citizens’ access to information about their rights and the availability of related government-funded entitlements and citizen sector initiatives and services.

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Tsur Taub

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2012

Israel

Tsur Taub has developed a new and highly effective mechanism, the centerpiece of which is a web-based platform that encourages and enables people to give household equipment and other possessions that they no longer want to others who need such items. In doing so, he is also reducing barriers and...

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Amitai Ziv

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2010

Israel

Professor Amitai Ziv, a pediatrician and an ex-Air Force pilot, is helping transform the way medical and other community service professionals (from healthcare professionals and social workers to secondary educators) are trained and evaluated, in order to enhance the social and professional skill...

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Yehudah Paz

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2009

Israel

For three decades, Yehudah Paz has been bringing peace to the highly conflicted area of the Middle East. Yehudah links human cooperation with economic development and focuses on civil society as the vehicle for successful social transformation. Through fostering collaborative Arab-Israeli grassroots...

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Shai Reshef

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2009

Israel

Shai Reshef is the founder and president of the University of the People, the world's first tuition-free global online academic institution dedicated to the democratization of higher education. The institution was specifically created to serve poor, remote and disadvantaged populations. Shai...

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Adina Bar-Shalom

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2009

Israel

If information is power, knowledge is a pivotal personal and social asset, and education is an essential gateway for economic, political, and developmental progress. The integration of the several large ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities within wider Israeli society—henceforth “the ultra-Orthodox...

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Abbass Abbass

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2009

Israel

The image of a lighthouse is a powerful one: It connotes safety, illumination, hope, and knowledge. For the blind and visually impaired Arab inhabitants of Israel—a marginalized community within a marginalized community—AlManarah (Lighthouse), a first-of-its-kind self-help organization in the Arab...

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