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Markus Gander

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Switzerland

THE IDEA

Markus is giving young people across Switzerland the chance to connect with each other through a platform that facilitates younger and older people's engagement,  to work together towards social change. He founded
Infoklick in 1998. Infoklick connects youth with their peers and serves...

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Lais Fleury Cunha

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2003

Brazil

Through her project, Expedição Vaga Lume (Firefly Expedition), which delivers libraries to rural communities in Amazonia and trains teachers to be "Reading Mediators," Laís Fleury Cunha is contributing to the literacy of children in the region and encouraging children to take pleasure in reading...

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Didier Ketels

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Belgium

IDÉE

Didier Ketels a fondé Droits Quotidiens dans le but de former des travailleurs sociaux à la fonction juridique afin qu’ils puissent simplifier le langage juridique et aider les personnes désavantagées à résoudre rapidement et simplement leurs problèmes légaux. Droits Quotidiens garanti à...

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Patrícia Chalaça Moreira

Ashoka Fellow since sep 2001

Brazil

Architect Patrícia Chalaça Moreira is creating a new social commitment among architects, construction material suppliers, and the media. Her program Casa da Criança transforms state-run institutions for abandoned and adjudicated children into stimulating learning environments at no cost.

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Jean-Claude Decalonne

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2009

France

IDÉE

Pour que ceux qui ont le plus besoin d’art y aient accès, Jean-Claude utilise l’orchestre comme un outil social extraordinaire dans lequel tout s’apprend : le respect, la confiance en soi et dans les autres, et la motivation pour réussir dans sa vie et à l’école. Au coeur de quartiers...

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Reinaldo Pamponet

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Brazil

Reinaldo fosters the development of citizens as collaborators, entrepreneurs and knowledge producers. Through a methodology that creates new opportunities for cooperative learning, he is helping youth in Salvador and Sao Paulo create their own socially responsible enterprises, products and services...

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Edward Edilbi

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

Canada

Edward Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status...

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Jerónimo Calderón

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2012

Switzerland

Jerónimo has created a youth-led movement that transforms social change into a desired lifestyle for Generation Y. Euforia developed highly engaging event-trainings that offer young people and executives unique learning opportunities. By branding citizen engagement as cool, trendy and attractive...

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Roberto Chaves

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2011

Brazil

Roberto “Beto” Chaves, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s police force, is rebuilding trust between Rio’s police and its favela communities. Through loosely structured “chats” in the community between police, ex-convicts and youth, Beto is breaking down the stereotypes and misconceptions that each group...

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Fernando Botelho

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2012

Brazil

Fernando Botelho helps educate and prepare people with visual disabilities and few resources, through an affordable and adaptable open source technology that is easily implemented in schools and facilities around the world.

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