Find Ashoka Fellows

Filter by Topics

Vanessa’s new idea is to cultivate real life ‘Planet Protectors’ by empowering young people to be environmental change agents within their family units. Through joy, humor, storytelling and arts-based play, Vanessa holistically cultivates lasting changemaker identities through the public-school...

Leia mais

Shelly Elverum

Ashoka Fellow since ago 2019

Canada

Shelly is creating a new role for Inuit youth in society by leveraging their unique abilities to bridge western and Inuit world views. In doing so, Inuit youth are empowering themselves as well as the Arctic communities of which they are a part to self-determine in a region with strong colonial...

Leia mais

Vincent Lagacé

Ashoka Fellow since abr 2019

Mexico

Vincent improves the livelihoods of smallholder producers by involving them, the organizations that serve them, and the corporations that buy their produce in a common effort to design better, fairer value chains.

Leia mais

Brandon Dennison

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2018

United States

Brandon Dennison is showing the workforce development sector how they can pioneer new and viable economic markets while at the same time creating direct employment and personal development opportunities for disadvantaged workers, dramatically transforming a stale field and helping whole regions see...

Leia mais

Huriye Goncuoglu

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2018

Turkey

Huriye and her team are working with fisherwomen to disrupt the rooted gender roles in the Turkish aquaculture sector. Through trainings, education and advocacy, Huriye is alleviating the marginalization of women in the workforce, protecting coastal ecosystems and empowering women to be changemakers...

Leia mais

Kenji Hayashi

Ashoka Fellow since ago 2017

Japan

Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating rural areas suffering from depopulation. By creating a new pathway for emerging urban professionals to build their careers as change agents in rural municipalities, Kenji is creating a system that enables the sustainable development of struggling rural communities.

Leia mais

María José Cabezudo

Ashoka Fellow since ago 2017

Paraguay

María is working in a sustained and responsible manner in the recognition, defense and realization of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people with disabilities. Although their specific focus is on people with disabilities, their actions reach the population as a whole and are oriented...

Leia mais

Bruno Defelippe

Ashoka Fellow since ago 2017

Paraguay

Bruno is developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Paraguay and Latin American to change the way society relates and solves problems. Through a youth-centric approach, Bruno is promoting social innovation through a synaptic network of young social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving social problems...

Leia mais

Denise Abulafia

Ashoka Fellow since jul 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.

Leia mais

Stéphane De Freitas

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2017

France

Built from his own experiences, Stéphane has developed the concept of "gathering opposites.” In a French context where social cohesion is increasingly crumbling, he bridges the gaps in the community by activating two powerful levers to peaceful coexistence: dialogue across differences and our desire...

Leia mais