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Meinrad Armbruster

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2008

Germany
Meinrad Armbruster is addressing one of the biggest inequalities in Germany: Children from working class backgrounds have significantly fewer chances of success in life and suffer crucial disadvantages at home before the age of six. Meinrad helps these children by making their parents a part of the... Lire la suite

Emer Beamer

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2017

Netherlands
With her Designathon Works learning method grounded on design thinking the child is understood as a complete human being endowed with great creative capacity, Emer Beamer enables teachers to tap into the natural space of play within a child and among children, to stimulate their interest and... Lire la suite

Silvia Maria Carvalho

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1986

Brazil
Silvia dedicates her work to training teachers and other actors of public education in primary schools of early childhood education. With her work at Instituto Avisa Lá she built a continuous system of teacher training linked to student learning. Lire la suite

Zafer Elcik

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

Turkey
Despite the improvements in tools to democratize the resources, there has not been a holistic movement in place for the education needs of children with special needs in Turkey. Stuck in a vicious cycle of lack of education and integration, these children and their families often find themselves in... Lire la suite

Sharon Gamson Danks

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2017

United States
Sharon Danks inspires and enables communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities. Lire la suite

Erica Gerrity

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

United States
Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves.... Lire la suite

Brent Hutcheson

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2015

South Africa
Brent is enhancing the early education of children in South Africa by using a whole-child hands-on learning model to stimulate and develop their perceptual, motor and creativity skills through experiential learning, manipulation of concrete objects, active involvement, play and imagination. Lire la suite

Sierra James

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2015

East Timor
After 12 years of independence, Timorese people are still living in the ongoing cycles of violence that has become “naturally accepted” as part of their life. The impact of the violence at home, schools, streets, and by the existing institution, legal frameworks and protection systems are still... Lire la suite

Alejandra Jimenez

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Chile
Alejandra is using circus to prepare children and youth to be active citizens. She engages youth from multiple communities in Chilean society, especially those with little or no education in cultural activities. She uses the excitement of the circus to involve the body and mind of children in a wide... Lire la suite

Maria lucia carr Gulassa

Ashoka Fellow since oct 1989

Brazil
Maria Lucia Gulassa has developed and is setting out to spread simple, effective new approaches to caring for infants and children in the daycare centers, nurseries, and institutions of Sao Paulo, especially those serving its poor majority. Lire la suite