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Scott Strode

Ashoka Fellow since May 2019

United States

Scott Strode is building a new community-based network for supporting individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). He is building a “tribe” through which community members can form meaningful strength-based relationships and build a sense of self-esteem and competence through group...

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Sixto Cancel

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2019

United States

By transforming the way thousands of young people age out of foster care, Sixto Cancel is transforming the overall child welfare and foster care system itself. He’s doing this by hacking the case management system to not only put young people in charge, but to use the data he gleans from successful...

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Sachin Chaudhary

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

India

Sachin is improving emotional resilience and well-being for all by focusing on prevention and early intervention for mental health issues, and by empowering individuals and organizations to take proactive action, create awareness, destigmatize mental health, and to promote overall well-being for our...

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Oskar Blakstad

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

Norway

Oskar is leveraging the Norwegian healthcare system to attend to currently underprioritized patients with mild and moderate symptoms of the most common mental health disorders. By also developing a web-based platform for experts to create and share treatments, Oskar is building a library of...

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Mauricio Canseco

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2017

Mexico

Mauricio is revolutionizing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, helping them, their families, and their societies recognize their autonomy and achieve their potential through a 360º neuropsychological evaluation combined with an innovative life and career integration process...

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Manoj Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since May 2017

India

Dr Manoj Kumar has created a free, comprehensive, community-based, volunteer-led and cost effective mental health care system to cater to those from the most economically backward groups of society. In doing this, he has paved the opportunity for a meaningful and productive new life to those...

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Geertrui Serneels

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Belgium

Geert has pioneered a culturally sensitive and community-based mental healthcare system for refugees and migrants in Europe.

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Kusumadewi (DY) Suharya

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Indonesia

For long dementia has been considered as normal process of aging. Not many people realized that in most cases it is caused by Alzheimer, a degenerative disease affecting the brain tissue. DY is creating a support system for people with dementia as well as building public awareness of warning signs.

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Sanderson Jones

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2017

United Kingdom

Sanderson Jones has created a new form of congregation: a social technology that supports community integration and personal well-being. With over 70 Sunday Assembly chapters in 8 different countries, his work harnesses the human need for inclusive local gatherings to drive empathy and empower...

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Aldana Di Costanzo

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Argentina

 

Aldana fundó Aiken con el fin de generar un cambio cultural, y brindar tanto a niños como a adultos herramientas para transitar la muerte de un ser querido, entender la muerte como parte de la vida, y como una situación que puede servir para generar una nueva realidad. Hoy, Aiken es la única...

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