Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica
Using new teaching methods in his own schools, Jorge is creating an alternative school system designed to spur improvements in education throughout Guatemala.
Lilia Cisneros is reducing the number of children in Mexico who suffer severe burns, and providing affordable, integrated care for the emotional and physical scars of those who have been burned.
Through the Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER), Ben Cokelet is training Latin American civil society organizations to become community guarantors of corporate transparency and accountability. The key to PODER is local capacity building, which can subsequently promote corporate accountability in a region where...
Claudia Colimoro has dedicated herself to rescuing young women from drug addiction, exploitation, pornography and child prostitution, empowering them through vocational training, understanding of their sexuality, and improvement of their self-image.
Determined to break with established paradigms of environmental conservation, Juan José Consejo is pioneering solutions to ecological destruction that involve both social and technological innovation.
Rogelio Cova, one of the founding fathers of Mexico's PVO movement, is working to strengthen the weakest links in Mexico's emerging environmental movement: local government and community organizations.
Ana has created a Central America-wide fund to finance grassroots women’s groups throughout the region in order to foster integral development of Central American society with a gender perspective.
Isabel Cruz is expanding rural savings cooperatives in Mexico to include access to bank credit for campesinos.
Lorena Cuerno has designed a model to engage youngsters in the fight against street crime and social violence in El Salvador, building on their own forms of social organization and expression to explore more hopeful alternatives.
When native Mexican farmers can no longer make a living off the land, their children migrate to the cities in search of better lives, leaving behind all their culture and traditions. Othón Cuevas Córdova set up rural schools to educate children not only about the rich culture that they’re abandoning, but also about how to make a decent living...