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Adama Kane

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Senegal

Based on a simple insight and a powerful technological platform, Adama is revolutionizing and democratizing access to medicine through a system of exchange that allows everyone to contribute and improve community health.

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Karima Grant

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2015

Senegal

Karima is changing the educational system in Senegal by using an approach of creativity and self-reliance. She is popularizing the integration of knowledge, turning various subjects into games, especially with math. She makes learning more enjoyable by reinventing it through a sequence of games...

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Latif Mbengue

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Senegal

Latif Mbengue is shifting education in Senegal from theoretical to practical, hands-on learning. Bringing key players together, Latif is preparing students to succeed in the workforce, helping them to accelerate their professional and entrepreneurial careers and in turn creating hubs of innovation.

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BA Soukeyna Ndiaye

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal

Soukeyna is the founder and President of the first micro finance institution dedicated to women entrepreneurs in the informal sector in the Sahel in 1987. Up to now, she continues her mission to ensure that women members have access to financial support, including a cash management basic training...

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Diaw Amadou

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal

Amadou has created a national network of schools focused on fostering a creative and entrepreneurial culture. Amadou sees a need for paradigm shift in education where students must learn to create venture and “to dream of the Africa they want to create."

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Salimata Wade

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal

Dr. Salimata Wade is changing the urban Senegalese food culture and building a new nutritional African gastronomy to prevent and treat the chronic diseases that are becoming endemic in urban areas.

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Lobe Cissokho

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal

To tackle the related problems of rural women’s poverty and the unaffordable cost of healthcare, Lobé Cissokho is coupling mutual credit and savings institutions with health insurance mutual institutions. As a result, both are sustainable and better able to support the women they serve.

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Judi Aubel

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2012

Senegal

Judi Aubel is improving the lives of women, children and families by empowering grandmothers, an abundant and underutilized cultural resource, to catalyze change in socio-cultural norms related to many issues, including girls’ education, early and forced marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital...

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Karim Sy

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2012

Senegal

Inspired by the global open source movement and Africa’s traditional emphasis on interdependence, Karim Sy is providing an online and offline meeting space where young African entrepreneurs can collaborate—rather than compete—to create new businesses and help solve some of their countries toughest...

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Wolimata Thiaw has launched a volunteer women’s movement to firmly place the responsibility, ownership, and benefit of protecting the environment in the hands of local communities. By not separating the environment from other community needs—indeed by doing the very opposite, by showing how caring...

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