Ashoka Fellows en Colombia

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Community leaders fighting for social change in Colombia’s poorest slums face a unique obstacle: their families. The long hours and high stress of community leadership can strain family relations to the point that many dynamic leaders are forced to give up activism to preserve their marriages and their families. Audes...

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Juanita León is promoting a new model for journalism in Colombia and in the Andean region. Juanita’s goal is to position La Silla Vacia as the most consulted news source as a tool for the country’s development while also serving as an example of innovative journalism throughout Colombia and beyond.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Jairo Luna has developed a strategy to enable unions to negotiate for public health, environmental protection, and community well-being, subjects never before brought into labor organization discussions in Colombia.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Addressing the enormous challenge of alcohol and drug addiction, Efrén Martínez is inspiring a cultural paradigm shift to help Colombian youth resist the temptations of substance abuse. Efrén applies a methodology that calls for rediscovery of personal meaning in strategies exercised in families, schools, workplaces,...

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Alejandro Martínez has developed a multifaceted approach to improving the lives of working children and adolescents by empowering them to defend their own rights, including their right to have dignified work. A lawyer by training, who has spent most of his life working with children and adolescents in and around Bogotá...

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Joakín Mayorga shows Colombia's small towns how to develop local "sovereignty" as a way of dispelling corruption and violence and laying foundations for development.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Fabián Mauricio Medina has developed an economic model that improves the quality of life for people living with HIV and AIDS by reintegrating them into the workforce and linking them to vital health benefits.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Sylvia Mejia is training young communications graduates and other motivated professionals to become "video-transformers," who use the video camera creatively as an empowerment tool for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Néstor Mendieta, a doctor by training, has created schools to train leaders of community-based health care organizations. The schools assist local community health programs to gain access to the newly privatized health maintenance organization funds in Colombia and to develop sustainable health care programs within...

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Carmenza Morales, a lawyer, promotes social stability and justice by empowering minority communities to defend their property rights and initiate economic development on their own terms.