Ashoka Fellows en Venezuela

Área de trabajo: Health

With a dynamic, simple and effective program, Martín Guzmán is extending universal access to visual healthcare across Venezuela. Acting as a catalyst, Martín is bringing together community, state institutions, and citizen sector actors, to work toward visual health for all, and to ensure their full participation in the academic and labor fields...

Área de trabajo: Economic Development

Ileana La Rosa is preparing poor, marginalized women to succeed in high-quality, well-paying technical jobs. By partnering with a vast network of businesses, Ileana has achieved higher rates of employment than any program in Venezuela, and plans to leverage these partnerships to expand nationally. 

Área de trabajo: Economic Development

Yves Lesenfants has designed a new methodology for community-based tourism that relies on global positioning system (GPS) mapping technology, careful assessment of an area’s attractiveness as a tourist destination, and targeted marketing—all funded and sustained by microfinance cooperatives. The methodology also gives communities in or near...

Área de trabajo: Learning/Education

Oscar Misle has changed the paradigm of education in Venezuela over the past thirty years—imagining a more harmonious, less polarized country by addressing the taboo topic of violence in the education system. 

Área de trabajo: Civic Engagement
FUDEP-Fomento del Desarrollo Popular

Mary Gloria Olivo has created an intermediary organization that stimulates, guides, and facilitates the development of local social consortiums in very poor neighborhoods. In turn, these consortiums participate directly in the development and restructuring of their communities.

Área de trabajo: Human Rights
COFAVIC-Org.no gubernamental para la protección y promoción

Liliana Ortega is pioneering a human rights advocacy and education model that defines a set of core values and then holds public institutions accountable to them.

Área de trabajo: Learning/Education
Eureka Asociación Civil

Simón Parisca is attempting to spark and sustain social innovation in Venezuela and, in the process, develop a new kind of leadership capacity for the long-term development of Venezuela.

Área de trabajo: Human Rights

Humberto Prado is rebuilding Venezuela’s deteriorated prison system and pulling it out of a severe crisis by reforming inmates, educating prison officials and involving the general public in the process. He is creating this dynamic rehabilitation program based on his own unique experience as a former prisoner, prison official, lawyer, and...

Área de trabajo: Economic Development

Salomón Raydán has created an alternative banking and credit system in which low-income citizens both invest in and borrow from communal banks by drawing corporate banks into a network that offers more advanced financial services.

Área de trabajo: Health

Feliciano Reyna Ganteaume is creating a network of AIDS Community Service Centers in Venezuela–a country severely lacking in effective prevention and care–by drawing support from the most influential sectors of society.