Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development, Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

Flor Cassassuce is involving marginalized populations living in extreme poverty in the process of engineering effective technologies to solve community issues in health, hygiene, and economic development by installing technology development community centers throughout rural Mexico.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment
Bioimagen Program

Larry Castanares is helping Mexicans appreciate the country's incredibly rich diversity of wildlife and vegetation, a necessary early step towards building a strong conservation movement.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Blanca Castañon first created a center that provides a model program of personalized education and support for street children in Oaxaca. Now, through FOCO ("focus"), a new organization, Blanca is extending her center's unique management discipline from the street children arena to a broader range of human service organizations.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Héctor Castillo has brought rival gang members together to build and manage a community center. This center is a unique space where youth come together to showcase their talents and culture and begin building bridges to the surrounding communities.

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Antonieta Castro Abaj helps marginalized, indigenous Guatemalan women become knowledgeable civic participants who are willing to defend their otherwise neglected human rights and even pursue leadership positions.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

Adriana Castro de Alverde is not only developing a culture for organ donation in Mexico, but is demonstrating that public and private actors can be mobilized for organ donation.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education
Colectivo de Hombres por Relaciones Igualitarias (CORIAC)

Francisco Cervantes is redefining in a positive manner the concepts of masculinity, fatherhood, and power in family relationships, providing a new image for the "macho" Mexican male.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Asociación Jalisciense de Apoyo a Grupos Indígenas, A.C. (AJA)

Carlos Chávez is helping the Huicholes, a group of unassimilated indigenous people who live in balance with nature in a mountainous region of Jalisco, to conserve their identity in the face of increasing contact with mainstream Mexico and to utilize Mexican law to protect their land.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Francisco Chavez is using modern techniques and technology to reinvent the way that Mexico searches for missing children. He enables families, government agencies, and citizen organizations to communicate as equals and act as partners in their search for children who have been kidnapped or have left home.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement
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