Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Tunbekin, A.C.
This description of Olga Silvia Teran Contreras's work was prepared when Olga Silvia Teran Contreras was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Olga Silvia Teran Contreras has developed an integrated method for helping Mayan women in the Yucatan transform embroidery from a handicraft into a professional trade that offers them excellent employment while enhancing their view of themselves and their culture.
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