Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2012
The Maharishi Institute
This description of Taddy Blecher's work was prepared when Taddy Blecher was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
A pioneer of the free higher education movement in South Africa, Taddy Blecher created a university model that enables poor students to acquire a free, high-quality, professional education, while also employed by the university to gain practical experience and earn an income.
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