Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Saskia Niño de Rivera is fighting to change the current Mexican penitentiary system, which is popularly known as the country’s ‘university of crime.’ Saskia believes that coming from a family with a criminal history or growing up inside a prison should not destine one to a lifetime of crime. Working with infants born in prison, adolescents who...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Through training in and support for management information systems, Jasmine Aguilar is enabling rural citizens' groups in Mexico to draw lessons from their work and develop long-term strategies by expanding their access to information about their own and one another's programs and successes.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Using volunteers trained in clown techniques, improvisation, and communication skills, Andrés Aguilar is promoting a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement throughout Mexico.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Asserting long-standing but disregarded environmental protection legislation, Gustavo Alanis presents the Mexican citizen sector, government, industry, and everyday citizens with the tools and training to get involved, clean up, and protect the natural resources of Mexico.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

When Guadalupe was told that her small son had leukemia, she came face to face with the tragedy of children with cancer. She was brought into contact with children suffering from the disease whose families, unlike her own, were unable to pay for treatment. Almost immediately, Guadalupe began to fight for these children, forcing Mexican society...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Alito Alessi is breaking the walls of isolation and creating opportunities for positive and visible interactions between people with and without disabilities through his dance program, DanceAbility.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

In an urban, border environment pervaded by broken dreams of a better life in the United States, where the best prospect most young people can hope for is employment in the maquiladora factories on the U.S.-Mexico border. Teresa Almada is developing a new approach to the prevention and treatment of drug abuse among adolescents.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Guillermo Alonso is developing a culture of regard for children's rights by building cooperation among citizens' organizations who work on their behalf and incorporating children directly into communities' decision-making processes in southeastern Mexico.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Cooperativa Tetepan, DAPISA

Eduardo Alva Quintero is spreading his model for workers' cooperatives among unemployed workers, like those in the fish industry, who have lost their jobs as a result of the official privatization/ modernization policies of the Mexican Government. Eduduardo is incorporating social awarness campaigns in his organizing efforts by also promoting...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
Frente Nacional de Personas Afectadas por el VIH/SIDA (FRENPAVIH)

Georgina Gutiérrez first confronted the horror of HIV when her husband was diagnosed with the virus in 1988, but it was only when he was sent to prison four years later that she became aware of the sub-human way in which infected prisoners are dealt with in Mexican penitentiaries. Since then she has been developing the first program in Latin...