Ashoka East Africa Fellows

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development
Sorghum farmers are able to feed themselves during the dry spells by adopting of use of high quality seeds, timely planting and use of good agronomic practices. Florence has made it a reality for farmers to generate income and rehabilitate productive infrastructure in arid Wote County.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Health
Cathy Watson is helping adolescents and young adults to make important life choices by encouraging frank discussion and education about sexuality, HIV and Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. She is revolutionizing behavior change communication and HIV and Aids education in Uganda through her numerous newspaper publications, radio shows and media outreach efforts.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education
Clare Wavamunno is reconnecting children with learning disabilities to the mainstream education system, restoring their social networks and peer relationships.
Country: Tanzania
Field of Work: Health
Landmines continue to destroy millions of lives years after. Bart Weetjens has trained Giant Pouched Rats to effectively detect explosives in minute amounts, as well as tuberculosis.