Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1989
Grupo Cultural OLODUM
This description of João Jorge Santos Rodrigues's work was prepared when João Jorge Santos Rodrigues was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Joao Jorge Santos Rodrigues has been a life-long resident of Salvador, Bahia, the capital of Afro-Brazilian culture. He has learned how to strengthen neighborhood cultural organizations economically, legally, and by helping them provide new social and political leadership. He now hopes to spread his approach nationally.
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