Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Servicio y Desarrollo Comunitario

Arturo Caballero is introducing major innovations into the organization of one of Mexico's most backward sectors: the fishing industry. Working in the Yucatan Peninsula with largely illiterate fishermen, he is guiding them towards their participation in the creation of a modern fishing industry. This Yucatan work will provide a model for many...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Fundacion de Reintegracion Social del Estado de Mexico

Patricia Cabrera is working on a model to give personal and legal support to good-risk, first-incarceration prisoners and their families, to ensure early release and effective reintegration into post-prison life.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Mark is an artist and paper-maker with a strong interest in pre-Hispanic culture, which has led him to develop a community-based paper-making project that will provide the local Maya population with a potentially marketable product and a reintroduction to lost traditions.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Aleida Calleja is democratizing Mexico’s electronic media as part of a larger effort to give voice to civil society and empower the Mexican people. By building a strong network of community radio stations, training and consulting with them on digital technology, establishing legal recognition for the stations, and working to reform public media...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Mobilizing consumers to utilize their purchasing power to influence business practices, Alejandro Calvillo Unna is introducing to Mexico the notion that responsible consumerism can help effect responsible business and governance.

Costa Rica

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education
Program for Active and Creative Mathematics

María Marta Camacho has developed a new style of teaching mathematics to children, with an emphasis on building confidence and having fun.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment
Unión de Pajareros

Martín Camacho is the founder of an organization of bird catchers and vendors working to protect threatened aviary species in Mexico from extinction. The group's aims include the defense of the ecosystem as well as assurance of bird catchers' livelihood.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Ernesto Canales uses his many years of experience working in criminal law and fighting for the defense of low-income citizens who have been unjustly accused as motivation to push for a reform of the criminal and judicial systems in Mexico.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Julio Cesar Canizales, who lost his vision just before he turned 24, is organizing visually-impaired people to develop new job skills, while at the same time challenging the legislative framework which limits opportunities for the blind to participate fully in social and economic activity.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

María de los Ángeles Carvajal is an environmentalist working in the Gulf of California where she is creating conditions for more sustainable development through SuMar. As Mexico’s coastal regions are being excessively developed and communities are exploiting the natural resources, thus damaging the environment, María seeks viable solutions that...