Ashoka Fellows en Colombia

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

Ana Maria Gutiérrez is reviving rural communities in Colombia by equipping local leaders to address social and environmental issues at home instead of moving to the city as a solution. Through her foundation, Organizmo, she is identifying these leaders and training them in community development techniques and even...

Áreas de trabajo: 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.

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Sergio Arango and his organization, Fundación Espavé, are developing community enterprise initiatives in Colombia’s Pacific coast region that identify latent business opportunities in these communities’ traditional use of forest resources. As a result, Espavé is achieving economic development and environmental...

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Colombian lawyer Edgar Ardila is developing community-based mechanisms for citizens to use at local, national and global levels to reduce violence in their society.

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Constanza Ardila has developed a pedagogical methodology through which Colombians can trace the source of violence in their own lives, so as to control the aggressive tendencies that were sown in their youth and thereby help to break the current cycle of violence in Colombia.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Juan David Aristizábal is producing a culture of active changemaking among Colombian youth through Buena Nota, a platform showcasing socially minded initiatives and engaging the broader community in their development. 

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Libardo Ariza, who grew up in the war-torn town of Velez, Colombia, has developed an alternative retirement model that aims to return to the countryside victims displaced by violence. He works with groups of retirees and pre-retirees to help them acquire and manage plots of farming land in their retirement years.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Patricia Ariza is promoting social empowerment among Colombia's most excluded sectors of society, including indigenous people, blacks, drug addicts, women displaced by violence, and especially youth. Her movement enables these groups to engage with society at large, and in safe community-based settings to present their...

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Camilo Arjona is opening the door for social development and peace building in remote areas of Colombia, many of which have no government presence, through his organization, Alas para la Gente (Wings for the People). By delivering much needed healthcare, Camilo is introducing key allies to the communities to bring more...

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Ana Teresa Bernal is unifying and strengthening the voice of civil society so that it can play an active role in promoting peace and social justice in Colombia.