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Ola Abú Al Ghaib

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2007

Palestine
Ola Abú Al Ghaib empowers women with disabilities and guarantees their full integration in society through access, equity, and full participation. Lire la suite

Abdelfattah Abusrour

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2006

Palestine
Abdelfattah Abusrour, who grew up in a refugee camp, is empowering Palestinian children with a new form of non-violent resistance by providing alternative activities for creative expression and positive change, as well as therapeutic outlets for anger. Lire la suite
Fida Abu Turky is economically empowering women in rural areas of the Levant by implementing a grassroots venture capitalist approach adapted for the cultural context. In doing so, women are becoming active, visible members of society working to raise and improve the socioeconomic development of... Lire la suite

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

Nureddin Amro

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2012

Palestine
Nureddin Amro is bringing visually impaired students to participate as equals in public school classrooms for the first time across the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territories). In this way, he is driving up the level of empathy in these societies, and thus, better equipping... Lire la suite

Ramzi Jaber

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2013

Palestine
Ramzi Jaber is using design and technology to create and highlight data-based stories intended to inform public opinion about social justice issues and mobilize for social change. Lire la suite

Saed Karzoun

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Palestine
Saed is shifting the mindset of communities in the Levant region of the Arab World from focusing on short term survival issues, to thinking for the long term for the general community prosperity. Saed is creating a movement where citizens can have a more active role in public life. He is promoting... Lire la suite

Maysoun Odeh Gangat

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2012

Palestine
Maysoun Odeh Gangat is a Palestinian social entrepreneur who persevered to start the first commercial Arabic language women’s radio station and website in the Levant, called 96 NISAA FM (meaning women). Maysoun is empowering women in and through the media, by providing a platform for all actors... Lire la suite

Raed Othman

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2011

Palestine
Raed Othman is creating the first non-profit news media network in the Levant that strengthens civil society through monitoring governmental institutions, localizing ownership of the news, and facilitating informed public debates around human rights, gender equality, and public policy. By using his... Lire la suite

Jacqueline Sfeir

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2007

Palestine
Jacqueline Sfeir is transforming the predominantly hierarchical educational system of Palestine and the larger Arab World into a system that promotes interaction, critical thinking, and community involvement in all aspects of the learning process. Jacqueline believes the system must be changed to... Lire la suite