Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2003
Moveimento Nacional de Meninos e Meninas da Rua-ComissãoPe
This description of Herivelto Silva Teixeira's work was prepared when Herivelto Silva Teixeira was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Introduction
Herivelto "Del" Silva Teixeira is working to prevent crime and violence among youth through a set of actions designed to teach young people on the street and in poor communities their rights in addition to their responsibilities.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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