Using volunteers trained in clown techniques, improvisation, and communication skills, Andrés Aguilar is promoting a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement throughout Mexico.
Abla is creating a cadre of skilled child nutrition professionals to support mothers in the first two years of their child’s life, a critical age for cognitive and physical development, to reach optimal child nutrition in Egypt. Abla is introducing a new profession of Child Nutritional Counselors to provide valuable information and skills to mothers around the clock through new Nutrition...
At a time when Indonesia was struggling to ensure the survival and health of its young children, Anna Alisjahbana developed new practices and technology that have changed the face of early childhood care and development throughout Indonesia.
David Anderson is reducing the rate of child abuse and neglect, and keeping families intact, by providing safe and loving homes for children while their parents deal with temporary crises.
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.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora is using communication technologies to dramatically reduce disparities in care in the United States for patients with common chronic diseases who do not have direct access to healthcare specialists.
Beginning in the 1970s in one of the most challenging environments imaginable, Barry has been working to build a movement to transform the role of the elderly throughout society.
Raquel Barros' new approach is rehabilitating young, low-income, chemically dependent mothers, an underserved population in Brazil. By allowing mothers to keep their children with them during treatment, Raquel is changing the model of drug rehabilitation into a more effective treatment which prepares women to be responsible parents, helps them find employment, and creates mechanisms for...
Bambang Basuki is building a system to provide quality and unlimited education for the visually impaired in Indonesia. Realizing that many blind students are limited by the lack of learning materials available to them, he created the Mitra Netra Foundation to develop a resource center in Jakarta as a model and increase the capacity of other organizations across the country to function as...
Government service programs are failing to address the needs of the increasing number of children in the U.K. who have faced neglect or abuse. Camila Batmanghelidjh has developed a more comprehensive approach to delivering care that empowers children, families, and care professionals to work together and support the healthy development of some of the U.K.’s most disadvantaged youth.
By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient.
Mitch Besser has developed a groundbreaking program to support programs that prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV by encouraging mothers living with HIV to become peer educators and provide support to similarly affected pregnant women and new mothers.