Abdul Majeed Mangrio
Fellow Since 1999
Makhi Welfare Association
This description of Abdul Majeed Mangrio's work was prepared when Abdul Majeed Mangrio was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Abdul Majeed has debunked the myth that tribes of herdsmen living in remote areas are doomed to lives devoid of formal education and as a result lack an understanding of how to contribute to and organize to represent their own interests. At the same time he is building a broad tribal constituency to address a range of economic and environmental threats posed by the national government.
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