Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Impoverished areas in southern Mexico, where indigenous tribes have been allowed to operate with considerable autonomy by the Mexican government, have become a current battleground for massive new wind farm investments. In order to change the course of these developments, Sergio is democratizing the future of the energy economy by making it...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Canasta de Semillas

Guadalupe Ortiz’s Canasta de Semillas (Basket of Seeds) model combines the preservation and organic production of native Mexican seeds with a hub-and-spoke distribution network that ensures that rural families can access those seeds for subsistence farming. By linking the food security of rural Mexicans to the preservation of native seeds,...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Rogelio Padilla is working to help street children in the Mexican city of Guadalajara escape the danger and misery of street life. The children are invited to live in a group home, where they govern themselves and become part of a supportive community.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
Sistema Nacional de Promoción y Capacitación en Salud Sexual, A.C. (SISEX)

Patricia Nava Rodríguez is pioneering the creation of a national sex education initiative in Mexico, the first to bring together the citizen and government sectors to share information and educate Mexicans about sex and sexuality.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Víctor Hugo Palliaroli invented a methodology to develop the personalities and individuality of Mexico's poor working children and help them to grow into healthy citizens.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education
Formación y Capacitación, A.C. (FOCA)

Abelardo Palma Molina has developed a new educational methodology that guarantees students master both their native language and Spanish, by offering material adapted to a community’s context and needs. His strategy encourages communities and students to actively participate in the design and enrichment of the program, while maintaining the...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education

Through her program, Friend School, Marcela Páramo promotes empathy among children and adolescents with disabilities and those without them. Teaching empathy early on contributes to a more inclusive society in which the topic of disability will no longer be a physical, social, or cultural barrier. 

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Campamentos Unidos, A.C.

Antonio Paz Martinez has built a remarkable community organization out of the wreckage wrought by the 1985 earthquake in poor neighborhoods of central Mexico City. He's now spreading its ideas and adding a vertically and horizontally integrated economic machine built up from small back veranda "informal sector" neighborhood producers.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Lorenzo is establishing a model for information generation and sharing by and for grassroots organizations all over Mexico.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Centro de Informacion y Estudios Migratorios

Perez, who lives in Tijuana, is helping migrant workers on both sides of the border protect their most basic rights.