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Sergio Marques Santana, 32, is improving the lives of the low income population of the Baixada Fluminense, a proletarian suburb of Rio de Janeiro and of poor rural groups by developing concrete opportunities of exchange and support among these two groups. Lire la suite

Victoria Shocrón

Ashoka Fellow since fév 1995

Victoria Shocrón is working, in a non-confrontational way, to integrate young people with disabilities into Argentine society and to educate the Argentine public about people with disabilities. In pursuing those twin goals, she has developed a set of programs, including agreements with progressive... Lire la suite
Rodrigo Baggio spearheads a rapidly growing movement to equip young people in low-income communities with computer skills and thus to expand their job opportunities and their access to modern society. Lire la suite

Zoica Bakirtzief

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1998

Zoica Bakirtzief has conceived a way for people with disabilities to enter into the job market. Rather than focusing on the few opportunities that exist in the formal sector for people who are disabled, diseased, and undereducated, she is training them to start and run their own businesses. Lire la suite

Sueli Camargo de Mattos

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1998

Sueli Camargo has developed a comprehensive professional training program for teenagers in São Paulo's slums, teaching them the personal presentation skills necessary to succeed in a competitive job market. Lire la suite
Teresa D'Amaral is fighting for citizenship rights for people with disabilities, creating a legally-mandated demand for employment and a locally-supported supply of skilled workers. Her institution also initiates a wide range of socialization programming for people with disabilities to integrate... Lire la suite
Valdecir Pedreira do Nascimento is giving young domestic workers in Brazil the confidence and skills to stand up for their rights. Her comprehensive program integrates education, media, and the law in an effort to professionalize domestic work and open up opportunities for Brazilian youth. Lire la suite

Nelsa Nespolo

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2006

Nelsa Nespolo is creating a “fair chain” model that brings workers in the supply chain into ownership and management responsibilities—giving them greater control over their livelihoods. Lire la suite

Rodrigo Brito

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2007

Rodrigo Brito created the Entrepreneurs Alliance to develop, together with small businesses, infrastructure and quality services to increase income and profit in low-income communities that are normally excluded from the market. The Alliance facilitates a support network with businessmen, students,... Lire la suite

Said Hammouche

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2007



Face à la stigmatisation par leurs origines des jeunes diplômés des territoires moins privilégiés, Saïd Hammouche crée le premier cabinet de recrutement et de conseil RH spécialisé dans la promotion de la diversité. Il accompagne les candidats individuellement et fait changer la mentalité et...

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