Ashoka Fellows en Colombia

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

Raúl Collazos has developed a new system of rural education in Colombia that promotes creativity and self-determination in children, draws campesino parents into the educational process and promotes productive activities that restore the environment.

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Haidy Duque has created an integrated set of psychosocial interventions to help people who have been displaced by violence in Colombia to recuperate their lives, increase their self-esteem and reintegrate themselves into society through productive means. She has a special emphasis on working with African-Colombian...

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Octavio Duque is developing new strategies for mobilizing rural communities to address the twin concerns of sustainable production and environmental conservation.

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Francisco Javier Duque fosters viability for microenterprises in Colombia by creating associations that gain greater market presence and facilitate access to a host of services from technical specialists around the country.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Catalina Escobar has forged a unique three-way partnership among her citizen organization, key public hospitals, and the private sector to attack serious health problems in infants, children, and young mothers living in the most poverty stricken areas of Cartagena. Catalina’s program has already achieved astounding...

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Jaime Mauricio Gaitan, a communications specialist who is nearly blind, is reclaiming public and commercial spaces for people with visual impairments, leveraging their unrealized potential as consumers and active citizens to gain them greater access to and acceptance in society.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

A mother of a child with cerebral palsy, Tatiana Gómez-Durán is creating a center where parents learn how to manage the treatment that their neurologically-impaired children receive.

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

An educator with 25 years of experience, Javier González has created a didactic game to teach basic skills such as reading, writing, and math to illiterate adults as well as school children.

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

An indigenous linguist, Abadio Green has demonstrated a viable and successful ethno-educational model within his Tule community, and is now ready to transfer it to other traditional cultures across Latin America.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

By promoting awareness of corruption and giving young people the training and confidence to combat it, Nicolás Hernández has spurred a powerful anti-corruption movement in Colombia.