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Roberto dos Santos

Ashoka Fellow since Sep 1987

Brazil

Roberto Jose dos Santos is a gentle fighter for millions of Brazilian children who must make their way on the streets. Some of these street children live there; many more must earn their daily livelihood there by selling peanuts, helping people park their cars, or engaging in other menial tasks.

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Mara Regina Tagliari Calliari

Ashoka Fellow since Sep 1987

Brazil

Mara Calliari's educational program to raise awareness of the health risks involved in working with agricultural chemicals has focused people's attention on the issues and brought forth alternatives to minimize the risks.

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Geraldo Santos Marinho

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1987

Brazil

Helping Poor Communities Have a Say in Their Own Development

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Bharat Dutta Koirala

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1987

Nepal

Bharat Koirala is helping to introduce modern journalism to Nepal. A former reporter and editor of two of the country's largest newspapers, he is well qualified.

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Yambem Laba is mobilizing the youths of poor and neglected Manipur for community and environment projects.

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Nurochman

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 1988

Indonesia

Nurochman works chiefly in the industrialized zone of West Jakarta

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Frederico Fullgraf

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 1988

Brazil

Frederico Fullgraf is an environmental filmmaker and writer from Rio de Janeiro. He is using his skills to educate people and promote popular participation regarding environmental issues, and especially about nuclear energy.

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Elcylene de Araújo Leocádio

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 1988

Brazil

Elcylene Leocadio, a young doctor from Recife in Brazil's Northeast, wants to ensure that poor women receive appropriate, integrated medical assistance and are able to make well-informed decisions on family planning.

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João Roberto Cilento Winther

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 1988

Brazil

Joao Winther intends to give the fishermen living along Brazil's vast coast preventive legal protection so they can defend their continued use of the oceanfront.

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João Marcos Aurore Romão

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 1988

Brazil

Joao Marcos Romao is creating multi-disciplinary multiracial self help groups to defend human rights and promote racial equality.

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