Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2002
Fundação Casa Grande Memorial do Homem Kariri
This description of Alemberg de Souza Lima's work was prepared when Alemberg de Souza Lima was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Introduction
In the sertão "hinterlands" of northeastern Brazil, Francisco Alemberg de Souza Lima offers children dignified alternatives to exploitative labor by presenting opportunities in communications, media, and tourism. As a result, with their own creativity and enhanced education, the region's young people are leading their communities toward economic revitalization and cultural rebirth.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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