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Oskar Blakstad

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2018

Norway
Oskar is leveraging the Norwegian healthcare system to attend to currently underprioritized patients with mild and moderate symptoms of the most common mental health disorders. By also developing a web-based platform for experts to create and share treatments, Oskar is building a library of... Lire la suite

Kjartan Eide

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Norway
Kjartan Eide is shifting the norms in classrooms across Scandinavia to unleash the active, playful, and empathetic nature of young people. Through a peer-based role modeling approach to recess, Kjartan is building a future where youth consider it “cool to be nice.” Lire la suite

Eddi Eidsvåg

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Norway
Eddi Eidsvåg is helping troubled youth (pøbel in Norwegian) who are ill-equipped for successful entry into the workforce to recognize their potential and acquire the attitudes and habits that are needed to obtain and hold a job. Lire la suite

Hanne Finstad

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2010

Norway
Despite considerable economic resources, Norway ranks below France and Germany in science education. As one of the first masters students to work in gene technology in Norway, Hanne Finstad realized that you learn science by doing. Every scientist—like every social entrepreneur—had a moment that... Lire la suite

Lone Koldby

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Norway
Lone Koldby is humanizing long-term care for the elderly in Norway by placing activity and social interaction at the center of the care regimens in nursing homes and empowering their occupants to play active roles in designing those regimens and reclaiming their rights as senior citizens. Lire la suite

Knut Ove Børseth

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2016

Norway
As a rally professional at an international level, Knut Ove Børseth had many fans. He early identified that many of them belonged to a vulnerable group of youth at risk of dropping out of school and isolated from society, looking for a sense of belonging. Knut Ove identified with this group and... Lire la suite

Marit Sanner

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2011

Norway
Despite the image of wealth and renowned social protections in Norway, the voices of young people are not well heard or considered. State-run institutions are staffed by shift workers and young people may often feel they are treated like objects. Prisons mix youth and adult inmates. Many young... Lire la suite

Heidi Wang

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2012

Norway
Heidi Wang is shifting social responses to dementia so that the person with the diagnosis is the focal point for care. Heidi’s system of support positions diagnosis as an opportunity, not an ending. Lire la suite