Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

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...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Emilio Alvarez is helping to ensure that Mexico's commercial media are engaging with the country's current struggle for democracy. He does this by enabling citizen organizations to utilize the media, and each other, more effectively. In so doing, he is reshaping the field of "social communications" in Mexico.

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Kara Andrade is the daughter of generations of United Fruit Company banana pickers in the plantations of Guatemala. When her mother became a coyote, Kara had the opportunity to leave Guatemala as a young child, become a U.S. citizen and work as a public health advocate, community organizer and journalist. She is now using all her cumulative...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
Centro de Apoyo para el Movimiento Popular de Occidente (CAMPO)

Lourdes is helping rural women, one of Mexico's hardest pressed and least helped groups, become aware, organize and provide leadership -- initially regarding health, but ultimately more generally.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Consulado Nacional de la Cultural Náhuat

Maria Anzures is a writer and artist devoted to the rescue and propagation of Mexico's ancient Aztec past. She has established a center for the study of the Nahuatl language and culture, the largest and most diffuse of the indigenous cultures.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment
Fundacion Mexicana para la Educacion Ambiental, A.C.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

Beginning with Mexico City, Alicia Argüelles has designed a program to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in schools.