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Maria Mendes Abreu, after years of studying children's literature and teaching primary school, is striking at the roots of illiteracy by training teachers to look at the tasks of reading and writing through children's eyes. Lire la suite

Jeruse Maria Romão

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1998

Brazil
Convinced that balanced educational experiences will break down prejudices and improve race relations, Jeruse Romão has created an innovative program to get didactic materials on Afro-Brazilian themes into classrooms across southern Brazil. 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

Meinrad Armbruster

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2008

Germany
Meinrad Armbruster is addressing one of the biggest inequalities in Germany: Children from working class backgrounds have significantly fewer chances of success in life and suffer crucial disadvantages at home before the age of six. Meinrad helps these children by making their parents a part of the... Lire la suite

Sergio Haddad

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Brazil

Sierra James

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2015

East Timor
After 12 years of independence, Timorese people are still living in the ongoing cycles of violence that has become “naturally accepted” as part of their life. The impact of the violence at home, schools, streets, and by the existing institution, legal frameworks and protection systems are still... Lire la suite

Ejaj Ahmad

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Bangladesh
To combat the lack of social mobility in Bangladesh, Ejaj has identified segregated schools as a root cause of this stratification. Ejaj is developing a new generation of youth leaders from diverse sections of society, who are working towards social cohesion and change in their country. Lire la suite

Margret Rasfeld

Ashoka Fellow since nov 2015

Germany
Margret Rasfeld pioneers a systematic change in how schools unfold students' potential by radically putting them in charge of both their own education and of opening up schools to society. Having built two role model schools herself, she now drives a larger shift towards innovation and... Lire la suite

Chanpil Jung

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2016

South Korea
Chanpil, who smoothly shifted how Korea Broadcasting System produce videos from analogue to digital, is now offering an immediate and feasible alternative solution to overcome a lag in public education innovation. It is by rapidly shifting educational paradigms that suitable for the 21st century... Lire la suite

Burak Ulman

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2016

Turkey
Burak and Another School is Possible Association (ASIP) are building a civic participation movement of parents, educators, students, activists and entrepreneurs who are for the first time, building their own solutions to the seemingly intractable problems of the Turkish education system. Through... Lire la suite