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Sergio Arango

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2008

Colombia

Sergio Arango and his organization, Fundación Espavé, are developing community enterprise initiatives in Colombia’s Pacific coast region that identify latent business opportunities in these communities’ traditional use of forest resources. As a result, Espavé is achieving economic development and...

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Clara Victoria Colbert

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Colombia

Victoria (Vicky) Colbert has designed and spread a revolutionary model for rural education in Colombia: Escuela Nueva, or New School. As she continues to push that innovation forward, she is simultaneously developing a new methodology to address the unique educational needs of children displaced by...

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Ana Teresa Bernal is unifying and strengthening the voice of civil society so that it can play an active role in promoting peace and social justice in Colombia.

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Adelaida Trujillo is introducing high quality educational television programming for children in Colombia.

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Emperatriz Cahuache Casado

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2002

Colombia

An indigenous woman from Colombia's Amazon, Emperatriz Cahuache is strengthening indigenous communities by identifying and training promising young leaders and engaging them in local development.

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Jaqueline Moreno Mendoza

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2007

Colombia

Jacqueline Moreno Mendoza is shifting the paradigm of traditional development aid through a barter system that encourages communities to draw on their own resources for development. Her barter mechanisms transform marginalized communities, in both their living conditions and their capacity to create...

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Octavio Duque is developing new strategies for mobilizing rural communities to address the twin concerns of sustainable production and environmental conservation.

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Audes Estella Jimenez Gonzalez

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2004

Colombia

Community leaders fighting for social change in Colombia’s poorest slums face a unique obstacle: their families. The long hours and high stress of community leadership can strain family relations to the point that many dynamic leaders are forced to give up activism to preserve their marriages and...

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Marta Arango

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2006

Colombia

Marta Arango has revolutionized early childhood care, education and development in Colombia by including families, communities, and childcare professionals. Her approach prepares youngsters for effective learning prior to entering the conventional school system.

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Sylvia Mejía Piñeros

Ashoka Fellow since déc 1999

Colombia

Sylvia Mejia is training young communications graduates and other motivated professionals to become "video-transformers," who use the video camera creatively as an empowerment tool for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

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