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Maria Lúcia da Silva

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2005


Brazil has a history of racist traditions that are present throughout society, contributing to a social abyss between blacks and whites. Today, there is a very well articulated black movement in the country. Their efforts, however, are usually limited to addressing the effects of racism within the...

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Dennis Lennartsson

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2013


Dennis left European Sign Language Center in September 2015.

After 6 years of elevating sign language to serve a richer purpose Ashoka Fellow Dennis Lennartsson shifted his work to focus on creating a web tool for sign language translation in developing countries, founding SignReader which he now...

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Tetê (Maria Teresa) Leal

Ashoka Fellow since sep 1999


Maria Teresa Romeiro Leal, who works with seamstresses in a Brazilian slum, reveals two realities about business and poverty: first, workshops owned by poor women can compete in the world of haute couture; and second, making quality goods is the best way for poor women to find business partners...

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Carolyn Laub

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2000

United States

Carolyn Laub is creating a safer middle- and high-school environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth by helping students find Gay-Straight Alliances and linking them in a youth-led network.

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Jessica Ladd

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

United States

Jess has designed a new victim-centered way to report sexual assault, identify repeat offenders, and provide institutions – beginning with universities – with relevant data to guard against and respond to the problem.

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Mikuláš Kroupa

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Czech Republic

Mikuláš works to spur civic engagement and a sense of responsibility for public life among youth and adults of Central Europe by encouraging them to examine, understand and engage with shared past and relate on a deeper level to the importance of overcoming indifference to public life in the human...

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Ole Kassow

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2017


Cycling Without Age takes elderly nursing home residents, who tend to be socially excluded, back into the streets and allows them to be part of ongoing urban life. As the elderly passengers and younger cyclists co-create new experiences on trishaws, Cycling Without Age showcases the joy of...

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Mariana Incarnato

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2012


Mariana Incarnato envisions a society where young people see themselves as positive contributors. Focusing on cultivating their confidence and skills with a range of coaches, mentors and company employers, Mariana is helping them transition successfully to adulthood.

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Inna Hudaya

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2017


Inna serves the hidden population of Indonesian women who are pregnant but can not easily obtain information or see a doctor because of social and legal barriers.

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Simon Houriez

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008





Sur le principe de la conception universelle, Simon Houriez imagine et propose des solutions pédagogiques et innovantes pour tous à partir des besoins des personnes en situation de handicap.


Si des solutions aux handicaps...

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