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    Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Launches Roots Of Empathy In the UK at the House of Lords

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    On 26th November (2012) the official launch of the innovative Roots of Empathy programme took place at a reception in the House of Lords in London.

    Nourishing Schools in India

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    Ashoka and Swiss Re Foundation are partnering with schools to enable children to improve their own nutrition and that of their communities in India. In 2011 Ashoka and the Swiss Re Foundation started their journey on exploring how to improve the health status in India.

    #LeadYoung - Jeroo Billimoria: a global movement that started with a simple gesture in her teens

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    A social entrepreneur known for building huge, global coalitions, Jeroo first started in Mumbai, working with street children.

    #LeadYoung - How Kevin Ochi is Part of a Movement that is Transforming the Lives of 15,000 Young People in Argentina

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    Kevin spent his adolescence in an institution. Upon graduation, he realized that his experience could be useful to others.

    Mental Health Care is Helping Children with Cancer Live Better

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    Charm Mercado is a thin and rather shy man in his early twenties.

    Professionals with extensive experience in the existing day care system, Silvia and partner Lenira Haddad are redefining day care, upgrading it from "babysitting" to a comprehensive educational, nutritional and health care service.

    Without legally established paternity, 30 percent of Brazil’s children raised by single mothers face lifelong stigma and limited financial means. Marli da Silva promotes the full citizenship and material and affective support of children abandoned by their fathers by supporting single mothers. She is reforming the legal system, changing public perceptions and mobilizing mothers to improve their lives.

    Poor children suffering from chronic illnesses in Philippine public hospitals experience extreme stress and pain. Families and hospital staff also suffer from the physical demands of caring and the emotional strain of treating children with serious, often terminal, conditions. Maria Fatima “Girlie” Lorenzo is transforming Philippine public hospitals by creating a national system for psychosocial support for indigent patients, their families, and caregivers.

    Since the early 1980s, Mara Maudet has been creating and mainstreaming a set of standards for the design and delivery of social services in disenfranchised urban areas in France; now a common practice in childcare.

    Isolation and inactivity among marginalized communities – from refugee camps to underprivileged neighborhoods – can have dramatic consequences such as violence and physical and mental health problems in communities. In response, Jérémy is defining a new standard for libraries in the 21st Century, repositioning their role in communities as key vectors of economic and human development.