Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1999
Centro de Estudo e Ação da Maré - CEASM
This description of Eliana Sousa Silva's work was prepared when Eliana Sousa Silva was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Introduction
Eliana has implemented a mechanism that provides high quality educational and job opportunities to largely uneducated and working class shantytown dwellers in urban Brazil by setting resident-run institutions designed to create active citizen groups.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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