Find Ashoka Fellows

Filter by Topics

Manoj Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since May 2017

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... Read more

Geertrui Serneels

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Geert has pioneered a culturally sensitive and community-based mental healthcare system for refugees and migrants in Europe. Read more
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. Read more
Cycling Without Age takes elderly nursing home residents, who tend to be socially excluded, back into the streets and allows them to be part of ongoing urban life. As the elderly passengers and younger cyclists co-create new experiences on trishaws, Cycling Without Age showcases the joy of... Read more
Daniel Kish is transforming the blindness profession and the lives of people around the world through a model of perceptual navigation that is more respectful of blind dignity and purpose, easier to teach, learn, and use, and is more diversely applicable to all ages, cultures, backgrounds, and... Read more

Rita Melifonwu

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Rita is reducing stroke prevalence in Nigeria by engaging stroke survivors, caretakers, medical professionals and policy makers to build stroke awareness, prevention, and treatment capacity across Nigeria. Her organization, Stroke Action Nigeria, is designed to guide the nation in taking action,... Read more

Candice Lys

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Candice Lys is cultivating a new generation of young leaders through a novel form of public health education that encourages expression through the arts. In doing so, Candice supports historically marginalized and isolated communities to address deep seeded challenges through evidence-based holistic... Read more

Martin Aufmuth

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2017

By putting production and distribution in the hands of locals, Martin is transforming access to high quality eye glasses to people with visual impairment, thereby enabling them to lead productive lives. Read more

Sanderson Jones

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2017

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... Read more

Marc Koska

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2017

Marc Koska is founder of the Safepoint Trust. He invented and successfully mainstreamed one of the world’s first auto-disable syringe. Since beginning his work in the late 1980’s, Marc is credited with saving 10 million lives, having changed WHO policy and best practice on the ground through... Read more