Cybele Oliveira Amado

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Cybele Oliveira Amado's work was prepared when Cybele Oliveira Amado was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
Cybele Amado believes that every child in Brazil deserves an excellent public education. To make her goal a reality, Cybele is creating a new set of social structures that encourages continuous learning and empowers communities to work with elected officials in ensuring quality education. Perhaps most critically, these new structures foster accountability and continuity whose absence has contributed much to the dismal state of today’s education system.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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