Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

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.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Juan Martín Pérez García founded an organization of professional street educators, El Caracol, A.C., and has developed an intervention model to work with street populations based on a human rights framework. He is persuading both Mexican and international citizen organizations and governments to adopt his model, which breaks completely with the...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
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Jose Perez Palma, a former manager for a government credit bank, is helping poor micro-industrialists organize to play a larger, more competitive role in Mexico's economy. He has begun with pottery producers in the state of Morelos.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Drawing upon years of experience in the housing industry, Francesco Piazzesi Tommasi is addressing the lack of decent housing for Mexicans at the bottom of the pyramid through Échale a tu casa! This auto-construction model is focused on community-based financing and construction of safe, ecologically friendly, and adequate homes, in order to...