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Daniel Gerardo Raviolo, an Argentine living in Brazil, has established a newspool, publishing, and advertising joint venture for small community and social organization newsletters.
Responding to the lack of adequate, affordable childcare solutions after school hours, Chantal Mainguené has created the first integrated, scalable afterschool program in France. By mobilizing latent resources in the community, Chantal is demonstrating how it is possible to offer a high-quality solution to low-income families, single parents, and parents who work outside of school hours.
Jagdish Pradhan is helping peasant farmers in arid parts of India to reclaim traditional community water management systems and convert to organic farming while reversing more than two decades of growing "drought vulnerability" brought about, in part, by the introduction of "modern" agricultural methods and large-scale government irrigation schemes.
Hamzah is engaging dry-land communities in developing and spreading new technologies to improve agricultural productivity.
By partnering with medical professionals, religious leadership, parents, lawyers, citizen organizations, local government, and the media, Aamir Sohail Saddozai is working to deconstruct the social and economic myths surrounding the disabled in Pakistan. By increasing their access to education and healthcare, he encourages their healthier integration into society. His mission is to establish a society where people with disabilities are integral part of the development process.
Patricia Bustamante's environmental education program for rural Brazil brings the elderly and children together to catalogue plants, rediscover their traditional uses and create community-based nurseries and seed banks.
Driven by the increasing estrangement of people in urban surroundings with nature and its potential for human well-being, nutrition and education as well as the ecological consequences of maltreatment towards the environment, Heike Boomgaarden introduces a new way of “eco-human” development for urban settings bringing people back in touch with the environment and (edible) nature where they live.
Frustrated by the divide between formal educational institutions and informal learning experiences, after-school volunteer programs, community service projects, and other values-oriented extracurricular activities, Roser Batlle Suñer has created regional initiatives that bring together teachers and leaders in both fields.
Nalini is promoting healthy lifestyles and chronic disease prevention by mobilizing youth and women, starting in India and spreading globally. She is doing this through implementing educational programs in schools and by changing the culture of workplaces. Nalini is also using ICT to spread the idea across India. Moreover, she engages women to reshape the nutritional habits of families.