Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Stockholm 2011

Country: Colombia
Field of Work: Learning/Education

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.

Country: Canada
Field of Work: Human Rights

In order to enhance the quality of life and the security of disabled persons, Al Etmanski, who is based in Vancouver, B.C., is weaving a safety net that can withstand both the death of their care-giving parents and the unpredictable changes in government-funded support services. Its strength derives from secured...

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Mike is creating an initiative to serve as the global source for online education at a time when community college is an underfunded and underdeveloped educational resource. His free form of online community college offers everything from computer courses to English classes, and opens up employment opportunities for...

Country: Canada
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Mary Gordon's program, Roots of Empathy (ROE), works to reduce childhood aggression by teaching students emotional literacy and fostering the development of empathy. Her program, which consists of children hosting parents and infants in a classroom setting, has been successfully launched in 133 Canadian schools,...

Country: Mexico
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Gilda Henríquez Darlas has developed a universal primary-school education program to equip children with the tools to become self-aware moral actors. Gilda is convinced that all people have the potential to develop empathy, compassion and wisdom if only given the opportunity to do so, which is the most fundamental...

Country: Canada
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Through "Right To Play," an athlete-driven international organization, Johann Olav Koss is working with children, youth and adult coaches in some of the most difficult circumstances in the world, such as refugee camps. His programs aim at bringing about behavioral changes and enhancing children's holistic development...

Country: Canada
Field of Work: Learning/Education

John Mighton invented a method of teaching mathematics that inspires measurable higher performance across the board, along with major improvements in students’ self-esteem and attitude towards learning. His organization, Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies (JUMP) spreads this method among public schools that...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Health

Kovin Naidoo is revolutionizing access to eye care and eyeglasses for South Africa’s rural poor through a new economic model that provides benefits to all participants. Providing ultra low-cost eye services and eyeglasses to the rural poor, it also creates a system of sustainable and replicable training and employment...

Country: Sweden
Field of Work: Environment

In launching the Natural Step, former cancer researcher and clinician Karl-Henrik Robert has facilitated the outgrowth of a unifying framework for social and ecological sustainability, and built a global institutional platform that brings together disparate strands of environmentalism (scientific, social, economic, etc...

Country: Peru
Field of Work: Environment

Working in the poor and congested northern suburbs of Lima, Albina Ruiz is building a community-based solid waste management system that is playing an increasingly important role in improving sanitation and health conditions in the area. Accompanied by a public education program and carefully coordinated with the...