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Mauro Antonio Vargas Urías

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2019

Mexico

Mauro is inspiring a cultural shift towards gender equity and the inclusion of gender perspectives in laws, workplace programs, and school curricula throughout Mexico, through impactful collaborations across sectors and within various government bodies.

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Rajeev Vartak

Ashoka Fellow since May 1994

India

Rajeev Vartak (India 1992) is launching a program to develop science teaching and self-learning aids for school children. He introduces his ideas through science fairs and organized teachers groups.

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Daniel Alberto Vartanián Alarcón

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000

Costa Rica

With the participation and cooperation of both business and individual community members, Daniel Vartanián creates artificial marine reefs out of used tires. This effort at once reduces a serious solid waste threat and increases marine stock, providing an important source of income for declining...

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Through an internet-based education system, Mónica Vásconez enables students with difficulty accessing mainstream education to receive their high school diplomas and develop appropriate working skills.

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Sarat Babu Vasireddy

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1996

India

In dozens of urban slums in India, Sarat Babu Vasireddy has initiated an educational movement of decentralized "community schools" run by slum dwellers themselves.

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Christian Vater

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2012

Germany

Christian Vater is using the concept of “rounding up” at the cashier to change attitudes toward social good by impacting each player along the value chain of getting products to market. Through this process, Christian is creating a social shift that everyone can and should be part of achieving...

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Alberto Vázquez

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2006

Argentina

Alberto Vázquez is providing quality medical care to thousands in Argentina by putting local primary care centers, traditionally underused and undervalued, at the forefront of community health care and disease prevention efforts.

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Tania Vázquez Vargas

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2000

Bolivia

Tania Vázquez has created a business enterprise in which rural communities produce and market dehydrated fruits. The enterprise is organized to increase local income and improve nutrition, gender equity, and community participation.

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V.S. Chary

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2006

India

Srinivas Chary Vedala is reforming how water is delivered in Indian cities, with the goal of improving poor people’s access to potable water. He is working on the technical aspects of water systems as well as how public officials manage their work.

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Silvana Veinberg

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2002

Argentina

Silvana collaborates with parents, teachers, doctors, and public administrators to ensure that deaf people live productive lives and are able to act as autonomous citizens with the right and freedom to integrate more easily with the hearing public. She is doing so chiefly by improving deaf education...

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