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Lulwa Al-Ayoub

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2009

Kuwait
Balsam and Lulwa Al-Ayoub are empowering young girls in the Gulf region by proving that women can work in the same arenas as men and excel. They are professional fencers and two of the few women dedicated to professional sports in the Gulf region, where laws and traditions inhibit girls from... Lire la suite

Balsam Al-Ayoub

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2009

Kuwait
Balsam and Lulwa Al-Ayoub are empowering young girls in the Gulf region by proving that women can work in the same arenas as men and excel. They are professional fencers and two of the few women dedicated to professional sports in the Gulf region, where laws and traditions inhibit girls from... Lire la suite

Mohammed Al-Bakri

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2016

Saudi Arabia

Muhammad aims to prevent the re-production of poverty in the Saudi Arabian society by shifting the mindset of Saudi philanthropy from charity to social entrepreneurship. He is promoting the philosophy of sustainable development that not only ends the near total reliance on charity but also...

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Yasser al-Hajj

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2017

Palestine
Yasser reduces aid dependency in refugee camps through the creation of sustainable community greenhouses. In doing so, Yasser has given the power of food production to local refugee communities, cutting dependency on food aid in Palestine and the Levant. Lire la suite

Zeinab Al-Momani

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2009

Jordan
Zeinab Al-Momani believes that only women themselves can demand their full economic, social and political participation and they can do this best when organized. As a result, she has founded the first agricultural union for and by women in the Arab world. By liberating rural women, Zeinab believes... Lire la suite

Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2011

United Kingdom
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is reducing the cost of healthcare, improving patient health outcomes, and reinventing doctor-patient communication. Through Patients Know Best, Mohammad’s technology platform allows patients to securely view their medical records and share their information with other doctors... Lire la suite
Huge numbers of people in Indonesian cities live in dangerously unsanitary conditions that threaten their health and pollute the environment. Neither their government nor private organizations have developed a sustainable system for providing basic sanitation services to these citizens. Hamzah Harun... Lire la suite

Jacek Alaba

Ashoka Fellow since oct 1995

Poland
With over a decade's experience dealing with drug-addicted people, Jacek Alaba has seen first hand the failings of the Communist policy of removing addicted people from Polish society. He is pioneering a community and work-rooted approach, which gives addicts a sense of dignity and responsibility. Lire la suite
Asserting long-standing but disregarded environmental protection legislation, Gustavo Alanis presents the Mexican citizen sector, government, industry, and everyday citizens with the tools and training to get involved, clean up, and protect the natural resources of Mexico. Lire la suite

Andre Albuquerque

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Brazil
André has created an innovative mediation process that peaceably resolves land conflicts in major Brazilian cities, while also promoting local development and empowering low-income communities. Terra Nova’s actions produce reasonably prompt resolutions of longstanding conflicts and satisfy all... Lire la suite