Celso Athayde

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2006
Cufa - Central Única das Favelas

Citation

This profile was prepared when Celso Athayde was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Introduction
The residents of Brazilian slums, or favelas, live in an environment plagued by poverty, violence, and unemployment. Celso Athayde is enabling young people of the favelas to become centrally involved in changing their communities for the better.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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