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    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis. 

    No Santa in India

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    All around the globe, the Christmas trees, lights and decorations are going up as December hits.

    What is a Mother Worth?

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    “No one has ever believed in me except Lua Nova,” proclaimed one young mother who has battl

    From Feeling to Doing: Overcoming the Bystander Effect

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    Over the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of commentary, outrage, and too-little-too-late actions over the sexu

    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.

    Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

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    In Switzerland, Ashoka nominates one or two social entrepreneurs every year to be part of our fellowship programme. Ashoka fellows are visionaries who develop innovative solutions that fundamentally change how society operates.

    The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

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    It turned out to be the most pivotal decision of Ashoka Fellow Candice Lys’ life: contin

    Judi Aubel

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