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Saree Aongsomwang

Ashoka Fellow since sep 2001

Thailand
Saree Aongsomwang, who as a nurse witnessed the lack of consumer protection in Thailand's health care system, is gathering the country's consumers into a broad and powerful network. Lire la suite

Chantawipa Apisuk

Ashoka Fellow since nov 2003

Thailand
Chantawipa ("Noi") Apisuk is helping Thailand's 100,000 female prostitutes build self-confidence, organize, and fight against exploitation and risks such as AIDS. Lire la suite

Krisada Boonchai

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2002

Thailand
Krisada Boonchai is both professionalizing citizen sector organizations and increasing the academic community's understanding of grassroots issues by bridging the divide that has traditionally separated these two sectors. Through the flexible collaboration of his Social and Academic Activists Forum... Lire la suite

Somsak Boonkam

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Thailand
Somsak Boonkam is increasing the economic participation of local host communities in the tourism industry in Thailand, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. He is creating new infrastructure to pool limited resources of small communities, enabling them to compete in the mainstream... Lire la suite

Sombat Boonngamanong

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 1999

Thailand
In northern Thailand, Sombat Boonngamanong is devising an education system that erases divisions within society. He links the interests of children, teachers, and parents so that everyone can participate in the educational process. Using the Internet, he is also actively extending this community to... Lire la suite

Nattaya Boonpakdee

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2012

Thailand
Nattaya Boonpakdee is prompting mainstream Thai society to talk about sexual health and rethink gender roles in order to create large-scale behavioral change. By eliminating sexual stereotypes and misinformation among at-risk groups, their communities and service providers, she is enabling people to... Lire la suite

Somsook Boonyabancha

Ashoka Fellow since juil 1991

Thailand
Somsook Boonyabancha, an architect for the public, has found a way to end the universally harmful stalemate between poor slum squatters and owners/developers that characterizes so many southern hemisphere cities. Lire la suite

Chantasit Boonyasaranai

Ashoka Fellow since déc 1993

Thailand
Chantasit Boonyasaranai is building environmental knowledge and commitment to conservation among Thailand's youth by providing them with opportunities for hands-on experience. University students help high school students who in turn help elementary students; and, together, they are working to... Lire la suite

Utis Buddhasud Somjai

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1992

Thailand
Disruption of family life, poverty, social and spiritual ills - all byproducts of Thailand's "urban migration". Villages, decimated by shrinking populations, are paying the price for the country's rapid development. Utis Buddhasud is helping to keep villages and families in the impoverished... Lire la suite

Phanthip Buttad

Ashoka Fellow since déc 1993

Thailand
Phantip Buttad, a Thai woman with only four years of formal education, has influenced Thailand's legislators to provide a long-term solution to Bangkok's displaced slum-dwellers and is organizing those who have suffered eviction to realize the dream of home ownership. Lire la suite