Find Ashoka Fellows

Filter by Topics

Silvia Maria Carvalho

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 1986

Brazil
Silvia dedicates her work to training teachers and other actors of public education in primary schools of early childhood education. With her work at Instituto Avisa Lá she built a continuous system of teacher training linked to student learning. Read more

Maria lucia carr Gulassa

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 1989

Brazil
Maria Lucia Gulassa has developed and is setting out to spread simple, effective new approaches to caring for infants and children in the daycare centers, nurseries, and institutions of Sao Paulo, especially those serving its poor majority. Read more

Adriana Teixeira da Costa

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1995

Brazil
Adriana Costa uses a "Games Bus" to bring cognitive and social development activities to severely deprived children in poor and crowded urban communities, as well to stimulate continuing parental and community action. Launched in low-income communities in São Paulo, the program is now spreading to... Read more

Meinrad Armbruster

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2008

Germany
Meinrad Armbruster is addressing one of the biggest inequalities in Germany: Children from working class backgrounds have significantly fewer chances of success in life and suffer crucial disadvantages at home before the age of six. Meinrad helps these children by making their parents a part of the... Read more

Chantal Mainguené

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2010

France
Responding to the lack of adequate, affordable childcare solutions after school hours, Chantal Mainguené has created the first integrated, scalable afterschool program in France. By mobilizing latent resources in the community, Chantal is demonstrating how it is possible to offer a high-quality... Read more

François Taddéi

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2010

France
François Taddéi is breaking away from the elitist, top-down, and conservative model of the French education system that fails to prepare students to innovate and meet the complex challenges of a changing world. François is reinventing high school and college science education and laying the ground... Read more

Anna Stevanato

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2011

France
Anna Stevanato promotes bilingualism as a tool for children of immigrant descent to build their identity and strengthen their learning skills. Through bilingualism, Anna empowers children to succeed in school and connect to the broader French community. In doing so, she is ensuring that diversity is... Read more

Brent Hutcheson

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2015

South Africa
Brent is enhancing the early education of children in South Africa by using a whole-child hands-on learning model to stimulate and develop their perceptual, motor and creativity skills through experiential learning, manipulation of concrete objects, active involvement, play and imagination. Read more

Sierra James

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

East Timor
After 12 years of independence, Timorese people are still living in the ongoing cycles of violence that has become “naturally accepted” as part of their life. The impact of the violence at home, schools, streets, and by the existing institution, legal frameworks and protection systems are still... Read more

Baihajar Tualeka

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

Indonesia
Lembaga Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Anak is inspired by the intense religious segregation found in Ambon, which results in built up tension between Christians and Muslims. This is accomplished by infusing pluralism into communities using the latest educational modules on tolerance, which are taught... Read more