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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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Jeruse Maria Romão

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1998

Brazil

Convinced that balanced educational experiences will break down prejudices and improve race relations, Jeruse Romão has created an innovative program to get didactic materials on Afro-Brazilian themes into classrooms across southern Brazil.

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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...

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Maria Mendes Abreu, after years of studying children's literature and teaching primary school, is striking at the roots of illiteracy by training teachers to look at the tasks of reading and writing through children's eyes.

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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...

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Sergio Haddad

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Brazil

Laura Emiko Soltis

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2017

United States

Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis leads a modern-day freedom school for undocumented youth where students receive free college-level classes, college application assistance, and the social movement leadership training they need to determine the course of their own freedom struggle. Against a backdrop of...

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Denise Abulafia

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2017

Argentina

Denise is flipping the traditional classroom education model by delivering easily accessible instructional education content online. The digital content can be accessed at home or in school by students and teachers, democratizing access to quality education in Argentina.

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David Cuartielles

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Spain

David Cuartielles is inspiring a generation of adolescents to better understand technology and problem solving by designing and implementing a new model and process that unskilled teachers can use to engage students in specific applications of technology to be more creative and address challenges in...

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Carmen Pellicer

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Spain

Carmen has set out to change the education system in Spain by identifying and empowering leading teachers who can ensure a transformation of their schools and their education processes. In the last 5 years Carmen has worked with 50,000 teachers in Europe and Africa and has become one of the main...

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