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    Protecting and Promoting Opportunities for Meaningful Play at School

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    Children are in school all day, everyday, for the majority of their developmental years.

    Lauren McNamara, armed with new measures and data she developed, is persuading and heling elementary schools replace harmful recess patterns with new approaches that help children grow socially and emotionally, not least by helping one another grow.

    Meet The Powerhouse Ashoka Fellow Ending Ignorance About Autism In India

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    Back in the 80s in India, if you uttered the word autism, you were most likely to be met by a confused stare.

    Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Wins Canada's Innovation Award

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    Canada’s first Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon is a 2018 winner of the

    Despite the improvements in tools to democratize the resources, there has not been a holistic movement in place for the education needs of children with special needs in Turkey. Stuck in a vicious cycle of lack of education and integration, these children and their families often find themselves in closed environments, be it private schools or their own homes.

    Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves.

    Tracey Chambers - The Clothing Bank

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    Building on her initial idea of channeling excess amounts of retail stock to unemployed women in townships so they can start their own businesses, Tracey Chambers created “upskilling and business launch hubs” in the three largest metro areas in South Africa—Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. With a growing number of business models for unemployed women and men, she continues to expand the reach of her hub network in other cities.

    Lauren McNamara - The Recess Project

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    Lauren McNamara, armed with new measures and data she developed, is persuading and helping elementary schools replace harmful recess patterns with new approaches that help children grow socially and emotionally, not least by helping one another grow.

    Jessica Sager - All Our Kin

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    Jessica Sager is closing the opportunity gap that denies many children nurturing, quality care early in life. By professionalizing the field of home-based child care, she is changing how society values early child care, transforming it into a respected profession, with better-paid providers and broader access to affordable, quality care for parents and children.

    6 Insights Into Creating a School Culture of Empathy

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    A convening of five schools in 2012 yielded these tips on cultivating empathy in your school.