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Erica Gerrity

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United States

Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves...

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Zafer Elcik

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Turkey

Despite the improvements in tools to democratize the resources, there has not been a holistic movement in place for the education needs of children with special needs in Turkey. Stuck in a vicious cycle of lack of education and integration, these children and their families often find themselves in...

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Lauren McNamara

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2018

Canada

Lauren McNamara, armed with new measures and data she developed, is persuading and heling elementary schools replace harmful recess patterns with new approaches that help children grow socially and emotionally, not least by helping one another grow.

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Jessica Sager

Ashoka Fellow since Ago 2017

United States

Jessica Sager is transforming and professionalizing the field of family childcare by supporting the providers in radically reimagining how they see themselves.

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Sharon Gamson Danks

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2017

United States

Sharon Danks inspires and enables communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities.

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Emer Beamer

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Netherlands

With her Designathon Works learning method grounded on design thinking the child is understood as a complete human being endowed with great creative capacity, Emer Beamer enables teachers to tap into the natural space of play within a child and among children, to stimulate their interest and...

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Diego Ruete

Ashoka Fellow since Ago 2016

Uruguay

Diego promueve la conexión entre la alimentación, la nutrición, y la educación basada en el juego, a través de Petit Gourmet, la organización que fundó. De esta manera, busca que los niños sean los protagonistas de su propio proceso de aprendizaje, así como el nexo entre la alimentación saludable...

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Alejandra Jimenez

Ashoka Fellow since Ago 2016

Chile

Alejandra is using circus to prepare children and youth to be active citizens. She engages youth from multiple communities in Chilean society, especially those with little or no education in cultural activities. She uses the excitement of the circus to involve the body and mind of children in a wide...

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Sierra James

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

East Timor

After 12 years of independence, Timorese people are still living in the ongoing cycles of violence that has become “naturally accepted” as part of their life. The impact of the violence at home, schools, streets, and by the existing institution, legal frameworks and protection systems are still...

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Baihajar Tualeka

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

Indonesia

Lembaga Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Anak is inspired by the intense religious segregation found in Ambon, which results in built up tension between Christians and Muslims. This is accomplished by infusing pluralism into communities using the latest educational modules on tolerance, which are taught...

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