Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez

Ashoka Fellow
Bogota, Colombia
Fellow Since 2000
Fundación del Pequeño Trabajador

Citation

This profile was prepared when Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Introduction
Alejandro Martínez has developed a multifaceted approach to improving the lives of working children and adolescents by empowering them to defend their own rights, including their right to have dignified work. A lawyer by training, who has spent most of his life working with children and adolescents in and around Bogotá–and who himself benefited from dignified jobs when he was growing up–Alejandro fundamentally believes and has shown that dignified work can be a constructive part of a young person's development and a keystone in the repositioning of youth in adult-centric societies.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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