Find Ashoka Fellows

Filter by Topics

Roberto dos Santos

Ashoka Fellow since sep 1987

Brazil
Roberto Jose dos Santos is a gentle fighter for millions of Brazilian children who must make their way on the streets. Some of these street children live there; many more must earn their daily livelihood there by selling peanuts, helping people park their cars, or engaging in other menial tasks. Lire la suite
Graça Pizá de Menezes has created the Clinic Against Violence, the first civil society organization in Brazil to offer specialized psychological treatment to children and support to relatives of victims of sexual abuse, social discriminations and all forms of violence. Lire la suite
Gregory Smith understands the challenges of children who have become dependent on their street lives. Re-envisioning foster care, his program rehabilitates street children and ultimately places them with families after appropriate interventions. Lire la suite

Raquel da Silva Barros

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2000

Brazil
Raquel Barros' new approach is rehabilitating young, low-income, chemically dependent mothers, an underserved population in Brazil. By allowing mothers to keep their children with them during treatment, Raquel is changing the model of drug rehabilitation into a more effective treatment which... Lire la suite

Patrícia Chalaça Moreira

Ashoka Fellow since sep 2001

Brazil
Architect Patrícia Chalaça Moreira is creating a new social commitment among architects, construction material suppliers, and the media. Her program Casa da Criança transforms state-run institutions for abandoned and adjudicated children into stimulating learning environments at no cost. Lire la suite

Márcia Ventura Dias

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2006

Brazil
Márcia Ventura Dias reintegrates street children into society by providing safe alternatives to the street and supporting them in shelters that help them to cope with their past traumas. She works to humanize the children in the eyes of society and influence public institutions to create new models... Lire la suite

Gary Barker

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2007

Brazil
With a developed set of interventions to prevent violence before it ever occurs, Gary Barker is changing the culture of violence in marginalized communities in Brazil and around the world. Lire la suite

Guacira Oliveira

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2007

Brazil
For more than twenty years, Guacira de Oliveira has played an important role in designing and guaranteeing women’s rights in Brazil’s Constitution. She now works to secure social justice for women by teaching social movements and organizations how to monitor public expenditures, ensuring their... Lire la suite

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... Lire la suite

Jérémy Lachal

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2015

France

LUTTER CONTRE L’ISOLEMENT CULTUREL ET LE MANQUE D’INFORMATION GRÂCE À UN NOUVEAU
CONCEPT DE BIBLIOTHÈQUE EN KIT

 

Grâce à l’IDEAS BOX, « la bibliothèque du 21e siècle » sur mesure, prête à l’emploi et transportable, Jeremy Lachal sort les populations vulnérables de leur isolement en adaptant...

Lire la suite