Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
Cufa - Central Única das Favelas
This description of Celso Athayde's work was prepared when Celso Athayde was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
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
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