Ashoka Fellows en Colombia

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Daniel Buritica has created a social integration model which develops entrepreneurial skills in young people. By utilizing a national law that makes 80 hours of social service compulsory for students, he involves them in a step by step process of recreational but transformative social experiences so that the young...

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

An indigenous woman from Colombia's Amazon, Emperatriz Cahuache is strengthening indigenous communities by identifying and training promising young leaders and engaging them in local development.

Áreas de trabajo: Environment

In Colombia, a country where decades of civil war have kept urban dwellers out of the countryside, Luis Alberto Camargo is fostering a lasting and important connection to nature for all youth. Through savvy business strategy and an innovative teaching methodology, he reaches rich and poor alike while providing powerful...

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Stella Cárdenas has pulled together a range of services and legal protections for sexually exploited children in Colombia by pushing the public and the state to acknowledge and take responsibility for the children.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

With a novel healthcare model that involves families in lasting prevention, Jorge Cardoso is inspiring a new understanding around mental health in Colombia. Starting with bipolar disorder, a condition that has marked his own life, he is now catalyzing a network that is influencing public policy, public perceptions, and...

Áreas de trabajo: Environment

Having invented a technology that turns organic waste into a fertilizer that is better, cheaper, and greener than conventional alternatives, Luis Orlando Castro is deploying the technology widely and maximizing the number of quality jobs it can create in waste collection, fertilizer production, agriculture, and...

Áreas de trabajo: Health

The mother of a disabled child, Luz Dary Chávez has created the first community- managed center for the handicapped in rural Colombia. The center is serving to improve the lives of the disabled and to help families address issues of shame and hopelessness for their children and relatives.

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

Ricardo Cobo's model to integrate mentally handicapped children into communities is spreading throughout Colombia and other Latin American countries and influencing special education reform in the public schools.

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

In the Chocó region of Colombia, small communities on the edge of the rainforest are renting their land to large and destructive gold-mining groups, mostly informal mechanic miners. This is the only way to make enough money to survive. When these groups pull out, they leave the land poisoned and unsuitable for...

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

Victoria (Vicky) Colbert has designed and spread a revolutionary model for rural education in Colombia: Escuela Nueva, or New School. As she continues to push that innovation forward, she is simultaneously developing a new methodology to address the unique educational needs of children displaced by Colombia's armed...