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Marta esteves de almeida Gil

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 1989

Brazil

Marta is setting up an information system for the physically, mentally and sensorially disabled. The system will collect, produce, and disseminate important information for this currently neglected sector of the population, and with this service, Marta expects to influence public policy, thus...

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Rosina Duarte de Duarte

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2002

Brazil

Rosina Duarte is restoring the social power of journalism in Brazil. Building on her experience as a freelance consultant for social change organizations, Rosina promotes inclusion and strengthens civil society by helping poor youth gain a voice in the news media.

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Luke Dowdney

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2006

Brazil

Luke Dowdney helps youngsters stay out of organized crime through a program that teaches martial arts along with life skills. He is leading an international network of organizations working to end children’s participation in gangs and other organized violence.

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Paulo Lima

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2006

Brazil

Paulo Lima founded a low-cost, effective print publication to spark the participation of children and teenagers in civic life and decision-making. He also helps adult readers understand and respect the perspectives of young people on issues of critical importance to the community.

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Paulo Rogério Nunes

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil

In Brazil, the power of the media to celebrate the diversity of its population, particularly citizens of African descent, has rarely been harnessed. Paulo Rogerio Nunes is training black and white media professionals to foster interracial understanding in mass and alternative media. Paulo Rogerio...

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Reinaldo Pamponet

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil

Reinaldo fosters the development of citizens as collaborators, entrepreneurs and knowledge producers. Through a methodology that creates new opportunities for cooperative learning, he is helping youth in Salvador and Sao Paulo create their own socially responsible enterprises, products and services...

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Vincent Carelli

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil

Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program...

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Marta Porto

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2010

Brazil

Marta Porto is driving lasting behavior change around key social issues that are poorly understood in Brazil. She has developed a new paradigm for communication whereby she tailors social messages through dozens of media tools in order to communicate with thousands of micro-audiences. By effectively...

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Cristián Mackenna

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Chile

Through his news outlet, El Definido, Cristián Mackenna is ending the journalistic myth that good news is not news. With a constructive and purposeful editorial line, he is rebuilding social trust, promoting community collaboration, spreading good ideas, and giving citizens the information they need...

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Arturo Hernandez

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2019

Mexico

Los Supercívicos is creating a movement of active, engaged citizens and more accountable governments by making civic participation easier and more accessible through the use of humor and technology.

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