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    Mabel Torres - BIOINNOVA

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    Microbiologist Mabel Torres grew up in one of Colombia’s poorest regions and returned to combine science and entrepreneurship and launch a growing

    Shreen Saroor - Women’s Action Network (WAN)

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    Recognizing that the women’s movement in Sri Lanka needs a new generation of leaders after its deadly civil war, Shreen Saroor is creating a cadre of young women who are bringing new solutions to overcome the socio-cultural inequalities that have long prevented women from exercising full citizenship in the country.

    Tom Ravenscroft - Enabling Enterprise

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    As a new teacher in London, Tom Ravenscroft became increasingly alarmed at the gap between what his students were learning and the skills required for a 21st century workforce. He designed a modern curriculum at his kitchen table and eventually launched Enabling Enterprise, an organization that proves “soft” skills are as relevant as literacy and math in preparing today’s students for the workforce and beyond.

    Carlo Stasolla - Associazione 21 Luglio

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    Battling the traditional approach that treats the Roma as a separate ethnic group, Carlo Stasolla works at the institutional, community and civil society levels to show that Europe’s most marginalized population is worthy of basic human rights, social services, and respect.

    Kenji Hayashi - FoundingBase

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    Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating depopulated rural areas in Japan by creating pathways for emerging urban professionals to build their careers—and lives—in rural municipalities.

    Jonathan has created a model that brings technology education to communities through village-level training camps and a two month curriculum that has allowed him to reach over 16,000 people in less than three years. Jonathan has designed this program to suit the needs of his target population - the underserved rural populations – and shaped it with a view that technological literacy is a critical skill for the future.

    Seeing the Road Ahead: Women in the Driver’s Seat for Change

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    The Soronko Academy, founded by Ashoka Fellow Regina Honu (nee Agyare), exemplifies innovative women’s organizations that are challe

    Helping Poor Communities Have a Say in Their Own Development

    Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira is working both to prevent the destruction of the rain forest and to guarantee the survival of forest communities by creating a model for sustainable agro-economical activities in Brazil's recently-created "extractive reserves." The strategies that he is developing will allow people living in the reserves to meet their food needs and to produce a surplus to be sold in the market, thus enabling them to buy other goods necessary for their family's survi

    Paulo Lima founded a low-cost, effective print publication to spark the participation of children and teenagers in civic life and decision-making. He also helps adult readers understand and respect the perspectives of young people on issues of critical importance to the community.