Ashoka Fellow
Portugal
Fellow Since 2018
This description of Alexandra Machado's work was prepared when Alexandra Machado was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2018.
Introduction
Through an intergenerational support model, Alexandra is selecting young women with big changemaking potential and equipping them with the tools, mentorship, and networks needed to become leaders in their fields. Also, by having them serve as role models and mentors of younger girls from primary school, she is creating a social vaccine that prevents early marriage and child pregnancy, thus opening more pathways to these girls to actively participate in their education and furthermore in society.
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