Ashoka Fellows en Colombia

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Jose Raúl Moreno is drastically increasing the availability and affordability of housing in low-income communities in Colombia by developing and disseminating new earthen construction technologies that boost the local economy and are environmentally friendly. He is also enabling those in need of decent housing to...

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Jacqueline Moreno Mendoza is shifting the paradigm of traditional development aid through a barter system that encourages communities to draw on their own resources for development. Her barter mechanisms transform marginalized communities, in both their living conditions and their capacity to create change.

Áreas de trabajo: Learning/Education

Arturo has created a model system that manages aggression in children from disadvantaged backgrounds whose education has previously been neglected, using games and activities in a creative, open and compassionate environment which allows true learning to occur.

Áreas de trabajo: Health

For the last 26 years, Jeanette has been promoting the right of people with physical disabilities, particularly those who have had amputations, to have access to quality treatment, including quality prostheses, rehabilitation, and job opportunities. Since 1976, Jeanette has done her pioneer work through her...

Áreas de trabajo: Environment

Colombian lawyer Diana Pombo is protecting biological resources and strengthening indigenous cultures through a new legal framework of collective intellectual property rights of indigenous peoples throughout Latin America.

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

In Bogotá, Colombia, idle teenage refugees, torn from their homes in the provinces and transported to the poorest city slums, are joining violent street gangs. Pedro Pablo Ramos has created a successful education program, using people from the local community as teachers, to keep teens off the streets and out of gangs...

Áreas de trabajo: Civic Engagement

Official methods to manage conflict are unable to contain Colombia's escalating levels of violence. Hernando Roldán is working with ex-vigilante youth to demonstrate an effective nonformal, voluntary, community-based alternative method of conflict resolution in Medellín, one of Colombia's most violent cities....

Áreas de trabajo: Health

Dr. Andrés Rubiano is fostering a new consciousness and system for integral trauma care in Colombia. By converting the roles of hospitals, emergency medical agencies, and public sector institutions into coordinated and proactive responders to the dramatic problem of traumatic injury.

Áreas de trabajo: Economic Development

Silvio Ruiz is improving conditions for Colombia's informal recyclers by organizing them into a national association which presses for laws to recognize and regulate of their work, as well as benefits to enable them to compete with corporate waste management firms.

Áreas de trabajo: Human Rights

Esther Sánchez is infusing respect for ethnic and cultural diversity into judicial procedures and other governmental actions in Colombia. Her work is changing attitudes in mainstream society and giving practical meaning to the constitutionally guaranteed autonomy of ethnic minorities.