Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Fundación para la Cultura y la Paz Social - IMAGO
This description of Pedro Pablo Ramos Sastoque's work was prepared when Pedro Pablo Ramos Sastoque was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
In Bogotá, Colombia, idle teenage refugees, torn from their homes in the provinces and transported to the poorest city slums, are joining violent street gangs. Pedro Pablo Ramos has created a successful education program, using people from the local community as teachers, to keep teens off the streets and out of gangs.
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