Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Viera Zahorcova's work was prepared when Viera Zahorcova was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Viera Zahorcova has engineered the field of mental health to integrate disabled citizens into education and the workforce as well as represent their rights in government policy. She has created the first institutions to address mental health and an extensive network of support for the mentally disabled and their families. Through the diverse networks Viera has built, she is ensuring early intervention, incorporation of the disabled into the education system, improved rehabilitation and vocational training, and full employment for disabled citizens.
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