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Floralicia Anzola

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Venezuela
Floralicia Anzola is countering a culture of polarization and powerlessness in Venezuela by finding, publicizing, and strengthening the work of everyday entrepreneurs. Her organization, 0800-Flor, features entrepreneurs on the radio and online, then pulls together allies to support their ventures.... Lire la suite
Gaby Arenas is breaking the patterns of violence at home, school, and in communities. Through her TAAP Foundation, she manages to promote peaceful coexistence, generate projects for social development, and ventures that increase the welfare of communities. Gaby uses play, imagination, and art as... Lire la suite

Carlos Atencio

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Venezuela
Carlos Atencio is responding to the failing healthcare system in Venezuela by introducing a new model of care based on family practice medicine and centered on community participation and responsibility. His Family Medicine Foundation provides affordable primary care (that resolves 85% of health... Lire la suite

Bolivia Bocaranda

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Venezuela
Bolivia Bocaranda was one of the first women to create a citizen movement about breast cancer awareness in Venezuela and Latin America. This was accomplished due to her influence in rights restitution of women with breast cancer. Bolivia's organization “SENOSAYUDA” made a cultural change by... Lire la suite
Francesco Cammarano has created a student-to-student didactic model in dental health and hygiene in order to lower the high incidence of dental diseases, promote prevention and education over costly treatment, and form youth leaders to teach other students and their communities the techniques of... Lire la suite

Ybrahinn Cordero Rojas

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Venezuela
Ybrahinn Cordero is transforming the attitudes and stereotypes of an increasingly polarized and prejudiced Venezuela. With an approach based on a powerful concept of individual dignity and responsibility that rejects the marginalization of the most vulnerable populations, Ybrahinn is pursuing a... Lire la suite

Carlos Correa

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2008

Venezuela
By framing freedom of expression and access to information as both human rights and social responsibilities, Carlos Correa is working to build accountable and socially conscious journalism in Venezuela. Through his organization Espacio Público, Carlos is bringing together professional journalists... Lire la suite

Mercedes De Freitas

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2000

Venezuela
Mercedes De Freitas is building a movement for citizen participation in governance and social activism by helping Venezuelans understand the opportunities and threats their democracy faces and the importance of the people's participation in legal and structural reform. Lire la suite

Darwin Figuera

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Venezuela
Through education Darwin Figuera is promoting a sea change in the culture of road safety in Venezuela, where mortality rates from motor vehicle accidents are among the highest in the world. Darwin promotes a comprehensive and compulsory course on road safety taught throughout the formal education... Lire la suite

Gerarda Fraga Suescúm

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2000

Venezuela
Gerarda Fraga has developed a community development training program in which local groups determine their own training in needs assessment, project development and management, then provide similar services to neighboring organizations. Lire la suite