Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Garth Japhet's work was prepared when Garth Japhet was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Since Garth Japhet founded Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication in 1992, he has successfully managed one of the world’s leading campaigns for public health education. Through its ground-breaking drama series, Soul City, Garth has educated and empowered viewers, and in his program Heartlines, he has established an initiative to promote positive values on a national level.
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