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Ibrahima Sory Diallo is strengthening safeguards in mining laws, curbing environmental abuses, and mobilizing civil society to regulate Senegal’s growing mining industry. His goal is to remediate and protect groundwater and safeguard the health of local populations in mining areas.
Kavita is is fundamentally tranforming the way school audits can take place to become a powerful tool in the hands of every school. By placing the process of audits in the hands of ‘insiders’ in schools, she is shifting it from a process of scrutiny to that of self-evaluation and reflection.
Darío Witt is eradicating domestic violence through an integrated approach of prevention, victim’s services, and advocacy; changing societal perceptions and tipping public policy in favor of serving victims and punishing abusers.
George Abraham is helping the visually impaired reach their full potentials. His Vision Enhancement Center provides blind and seeing impaired patients with the counseling, support, and training they need to function as independently as possible.
Remigio Muñoz has developed an outpatient Therapeutic Community treatment program for recovering drug abusers and dependents. His goal is to change society's understanding about why addiction occurs and how it can be prevented.
In Sweden math education for children has stagnated, with math often perceived by young students as something alien, difficult, and irrelevant. A downward sloping performance curve in the Swedish school system has resulted in a substantial gap between what skills the working world demands from their employees and what skills children possess.
As more Indians migrate to cities, local municipalities are struggling to effectively respond to cities growing challenges. To prepare for future mega cities, Indrani is developing new relationships that enable local governments co-create solutions along with citizens.
Shila Thapa is educating, empowering, and preparing parents of children with Down syndrome to care for and raise independent children that realize their full potential. Mothers, freed from guilt, become the capable caregivers and advocates for their own and others’ differently-abled children.
Hundreds of nature reserves in densely populated areas across Europe are falling into public neglect and are threatened because of the limited resources engaged in their promotion and maintenance. Ignace Schops has realized their untapped potential and has found a way to dramatically enhance both the environmental and economic value of these areas through concerted development.
Pedro Chaná, a trailblazing physician, is changing how patients and doctors work together to achieve more effective treatment for chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonias. He created a healthcare community in which all participants—physicians, patients, their families and support groups—are partners in treatment.