Heidrun Mayer

Ashoka Fellow
Augsburg, Germany
Fellow Since 2010


This profile was prepared when Heidrun Mayer was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Heidrun Mayer’s PAPILIO program teaches kindergarten children how to recognize and express emotions using a series of simple toys and lessons, greatly enhancing their resiliency, improving the pre-school environment and preparing them to become active learners and successful students. This emotional literacy program is spreading quickly through a social franchise model which trains educators and is transforming early childhood education practices throughout Germany.
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