Ashoka Globalizer Fellows -

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: Peru
Field of Work: Human Rights

Gustavo Gorriti is fighting to preserve the field of investigative journalism in Latin America and make it a sustainable business. Gustavo has produced a leading set of smart networks of reporters, independent media agencies, and foundations.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Citizen organizations around the world use football (also know as soccer), as a way to reach out to young people. While these groups have various goals—safer streets, better schools, improved health, a cleaner environment—they have a powerful tool in common. Jürgen Griesbeck is building a worldwide network of citizen...

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Health

Dr. Jorge Gronda is improving healthcare access in underserved, rural communities in Argentina by empowering individuals to take responsibility for their health while also giving doctors a viable means of serving these citizens. The new healthcare system he has created is self-sustaining and has successfully improved...

Country: France
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Still healing from the 2015 terrorist attacks, France faces increasing tensions between people from all religions. Samuel is pioneering a new and in-between way to deal with faith diversity in our society while respecting the core founding principle of secularism in the French Republic. Shaping a generation of open-...

Country: Mexico
Field of Work: Health

Morgan is turning the traditional model of community health upside down by caring for communities with chronic diseases as a whole rather than only those who are ill and enabling all community members to take charge of their own care. Morgan seeks to shift the chronic, degenerative disease healthcare paradigm to one...

Country: Pakistan
Field of Work: Economic Development

Hazer Gul is eliminating the system of bonded labor in the cottage industry sector of Pakistan. Starting with the weaver community in Swat, Hazer is establishing rights awareness, collective power, education, and is integrating informal workers as key players in the economy. Rather than demonize the powerful middlemen...

Country: India
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Anshu K. Gupta is facilitating an economic bridge between urban, wealthy India and impoverished, rural India by simply sharing the surplus of wealth. Anshu is establishing a culture of sustained donations in India by creating a mechanism for second-hand clothes and goods to pass from the wealthy to the poor.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Gregor Hackmack has created an impartial online platform that enables direct, public dialogue between individual citizens and their elected representatives, holds politicians accountable to the public, and gives citizens easy access to political information. With a rigorous commitment to transparency, Gregor brings...

Country: United States
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Rosanne Haggerty is working to end homelessness by housing the chronically homeless and convincing governments and developers to commit to large-scale projects that serve as models for public policy. Common Ground identifies the chronically homeless within their communities and then works to finance an effective...