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Shelly Elverum

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2019

Canada

Shelly is creating a new role for Inuit youth in society by leveraging their unique abilities to bridge western and Inuit world views. In doing so, Inuit youth are empowering themselves as well as the Arctic communities of which they are a part to self-determine in a region with strong colonial...

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Melina Masnatta

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2018

Argentina

Melina is developing new roles and dynamics for young women in the field of technology and science. To do so, she puts young women at the center, as creators of solutions and active changemakers in their communities.

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Agazi Afewerki

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2018

Canada

Agazi Afewerki has a powerful belief that any young person can teach an adult a new skill and that youth are a core resource for community development and transformation. With this idea, Agazi Afewerki is re-defining the role of youth in society, starting with the most vulnerable urban populations.

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Fabrice Vil

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2018

Canada

Fabrice Vil is the architect behind a new professional in the public sports and education sectors that promote positive civic engagement and community leadership at large. He is systematically transforming sports coaches into skilled “life coaches” to support vulnerable youth to overcome adversity...

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Kara Bobroff

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2018

United States

Kara Bobroff is transforming education for Native American young people by building a school system that promotes academic excellence and holistic well-being through cultural and community connectedness, using a model that embraces and tailors itself to the diverse needs of diverse communities.

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Diane Sousa is changing the demand of children and young people for the human right to play and to practice different sports in a safe and inclusive way in marginalized rural and urban areas by the resignification of community spaces (squares and schools). With innovative methodologies, she wants to...

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Raquel Rosenberg

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2018

Brazil

Raquel co-developed an innovative platform to connect and engage young people in public affairs. She wants to change the pattern in which youth learn about and participate in public affairs. Engajamundo is run by young people who want to work together in a non-hierarchical and respectful environment...

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Theodoros Anagnostopoulos

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2017

Greece

In an era of vast flows of unfiltered information, when the general public often cannot distinguish between science, pseudoscience and anti-science, Theo creatively engages schools, scientists, journalists, and the general public to create a culture of science literacy.

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Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

Philippines

Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman is committed to making peacebuilding a priority in the formative years of children by creating a wide-scale interfaith, intercultural, and intergenerational movement. She is working towards a culture of peace by establishing a holistic community-led peace education program...

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Bruno Defelippe

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

Paraguay

Bruno is developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Paraguay and Latin American to change the way society relates and solves problems. Through a youth-centric approach, Bruno is promoting social innovation through a synaptic network of young social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving social problems...

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