Amlan Ganguly

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006


This profile was prepared when Amlan Ganguly was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The New Idea
Amlan Ganguly has developed a unique model of child-led activism in which the children of slum areas act as change agents by forming groups and spreading awareness on health, hygiene and sanitation within their community. Amlan and his organization Prayasam support these “area health minders” by providing information and first aid training, creating educational materials, and helping them to become real advocates for their cause. The children have collaborated with more than 60 schools to help form more groups of “area health minders” in the adjacent municipal area, effectively reaching more than 5,000 students and their families.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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