Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
Hospital Psiquiatrico CNSS
This description of Ricardo López De la Vega's work was prepared when Ricardo López De la Vega was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Ricardo López de la Vega is transforming the vertical relationships that currently exist between hospital staff and patients in psychiatric institutions. His approach–one based on participatory music therapy–helps patients in Bolivia build self-esteem and successfully reintegrate into their families and society.
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